Bovey valley, Heathfield

I've noticed little groups of Woodpigeons flying over Chudleigh in recent weeks, but this afternoon flocks totalling 370, in groups of up to 30, flew NW up the Bovey valley over Bovey Heath in 35 minutes (13:55-14:30).  What are they up to? Slightly more exciting was a Red-eyed Damselfly on Bovey Heath pond (first record there) and a male Scarce Chaser (token image) at Little Bradley Ponds - the first record for the Bovey Basin of this increasing species and the 27th dragonfly species seen at LBP.

Scarce Chaser at Little Bradley Ponds
Scarce Chaser at Little Bradley Ponds

Posted June 2nd at 6:01 pm by Dave Smallshire in Bird News