Teigngrace and Dartmoor

Only two of the reported Cattle Egrets were showing this morning at Blatchford Farm, Teigngrace, in the same sheep field as yesterday, they could be viewed easily from the road at the farm entrance and seem oblivious to viewing “birders”.

A drive up onto the high moors gave surprisingly little to be seen in the way of bird life, the lower moor around Caton gave a large flock of Fieldfare with the odd Redwing and a couple of Meadow Pipit.

Challacombe gave good views of a hen Kestrel.

Soussons gave us the high light of the day with a short view of an unidentified species of Harrier flying low over the ground.

Other than the various Thrush species and a number of  Buzzards very little to be seen overall.

Dart Bridge, Buckfast a Dipper could be heard calling but not seen while three Buzzards were circling over the river.

Marly Head gave a flock of 43 Redwing, two Jays and two Buzzards, one a juvenile calling to an adult bird.

Back home at South Brent a garden bird watch had given me 25 species before 9am including Nuthatch, Fieldfare, Redwing, Starlings, Coal Tit, Wren, Dunnock, two Herons flying over, a count of 18 Goldfinch.

Posted November 2nd, 2015 at 4:08 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News