South Dartmoor

A breezey but sunny walk on South Dartmoor today and the highlight was a female goosander with 11 ducklings.

Also seen were 2 common sandpipers, 2 dippers, 2 grey wagtails,3 yellowhammers, singing willow warblers, sand martins and swallows, a raven, a buzzard, a jay, plenty of wheatears, 8 Canada geese and stonechats. Also heard my first cuckoo of the year but couldn't locate it.

Goosander with ducklings
Goosander with ducklings

Posted May 9th, 2014 at 7:20 pm by Stuart Green in Bird News