Dartmoor Surprise

Picture the scene......Sitting by a lovely clear stream,in glorious weather, having an afternoon cuppa, on the road from Bellever to Cator Green, at 14.45 today.

I look up and see a large bird approching that I took to be a Heron. Not that unusual ..then it was much closer and flying toward me...that is no Heron...it was a WHITE STORK. I rush back to the car to get the camera but only manage to get a shot of its tail-end as it disappears!!  Quite a surprise indeed.

Other notable sightings on the Moor today.....3 Cuckoo..Whinchat, Stonechat, Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellowhammer, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, GSW, Redstart, Grey and Pied Wagtail, a selection of Warblers, Raven, Buzzard and 2 Kestrels hunting as a pair.

Posted June 14th at 8:02 pm by Francis Welland in Bird News