Emsworthy Mire (E.Dartmoor).

A very pleasant morning field walk in spite of cold N wind and waterlogged ground for 12 members of DB (as arranged by East Devon Branch).  From the car park a few Meadow Pipit and a pair of Stonechat were present but birds appeared thin on the ground until we headed north from the red barn.  The target winter thrushes did not come easily but beyond the last wall 2 Ring Ouzel, small flocks of Redwing, a Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush were present at a distance. Overhead a flock of c100 Golden Plover were circling, plus 2 Buzzard and RavensGt S. Woodpecker was finally added to a count of 18 species.

Thanks to Alex and Shelagh Parsons for leading us and keeping the list.

Posted October 21st at 2:46 pm by Jonathan Ruscoe in Bird News