Emsworthy & Holwell

Brilliant day out for the wife and I starting at 0730 at Emsworthy and walked the site across to the Lawn not leaving until 1500. The weather was fantastic, bright and sunny. The birds were very obliging firstly hearing the cuckoo and at the end finding two. One of which was chased off by a meadow pipit. Other sightings include Redstart, Wheatear, Linnet, Skylark and a Yellow Wagtail and a pair of Marsh tit by Becca brook. Garden and Willow warbler where the Mire leads down to the stream in the valley. We also had Whitethroat, Stonechat, Nuthatch, Mistle Thrush, Kestrel, Buzzard and Pheasant. And an app suggesting it heard a Goldcrest? What a tremendous day it was!

Eds: If the 'Yellow Wagtail' was by the Becca Brook it was almost certainly a Grey Wagtail (which are Yellow!). Yellow Wagtail is a rare bird on Dartmoor.

Posted May 27th at 6:11 pm by Kenneth Bradley in Bird News