09:15-17:30.  Malborough-Furzedown/ Hgr. Soar/ E Soar/Starehole/ Bolt Head/Warren/Hgr.Soar-Malborough

Mod SE wind and heavy drizzle through the night. Dry and relativly still by 09:00, fog all day.

10 Song Thrushes, 6 Chiffchaffs and 12 Goldcrest on the walk to Furzedown hinted at a good day but it never really took off. All i added were 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Collared Dove ( Hgr. Soar ), 2 Grey Wagtails, Wheatear, 20 Song Thrushes, Redwing ( any been reported elsewhere in Devon yet ? ), 4 Blackcaps, 41 Chiffchaffs and 25 Goldcrests. Might have made a mistake today ignoring Soar Mill Cove as there were a lot of birds around Higher Soar.

Two Roe Deer leapt out of the plantation.

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 7:21 pm by Perry Sanders in Bird News