Yarner Wood and Trendlebere Down

11.30-14.00. Tree Pipit, Linnets, male and female Stonechat on Down with Blackcap calling from the fringe.  Quiet walk in strong May sunshine.  Lots of Siskin around including on feeders in front of new hide. Male Mandarin, 8+ Pied Fly, 3 Wood Warbler, Bullfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker.  Good views of Treecreeper carrying nest material.  Highlight would have to be stunning throbbing vocal performance of one confiding Song Thrush.  Lots of Brimstone butterflies and a Roe Deer.  

Posted May 5th, 2013 at 7:48 pm by Paul Darlington in Bird News