South Brent & Dartmoor

Despite the wet overcast weather and slow but goods days birding around the garden with 31 species including Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Siskin, Beed Bunting, Wren, Goldfinch, Song Thrush, GSWP and Jay. Overhead hen Sparrow Hawk, Buzzard, Raven, Mallard and Greater Black Back Gull.

Best spot being the first Blackcap I have seen in the garden for at least two years with a male showing on and off for most of the day.

A trip over Dartmoor above Ashburton to Post bridge and back via Moretonhampstead showed that Dartmoor is getting busy with small birds again, Skylark and Meadow Pipit showing well.

Dartmeet busy around the feeders with a male Blackcap, hen Yellow Hammer, Marsh, Great, Blue and Coal Tits, Nuthatch, House Sparrows, Chaffinch and Robins.

At Dartbridge a pair of Canadian geese with what I suspect was a hybrid Canadian sharing the same field.

Blackcap
Blackcap

Yellow Hammer
Yellow Hammer

Reed Bunting
Reed Bunting

Posted April 3rd, 2016 at 8:38 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News