Bennett's Cross, Vitifer, Challacombe Farm and Widecombe

11.00-16.00

1 Cuckoo plus two others calling, 3 Redpolls,  4 Siskins, 4 Whinchats, 2 Stonechats, Reed Bunting, 4 Tree Pipits, 5 Wheatears, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, numerous Willow Warblers and Meadow Pipits, 3 Skylarks, 2 Stock Doves, male and female Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, Kestrel, 4 Buzzards, 2 Treecreepers, Song Thrush, 2 Linnets and 2 Goldfinches.  A pair of Coal Tits feeding young in a nest in a stone wall.  Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and a Green Woodpecker all calling.

Also at Eastern Lane near Widecombe, a Red Kite overhead drifting towards the village at 16.25. In the village itself, a Sparrowhawk flew through clutching a recent kill. 

Posted May 16th, 2015 at 7:04 pm by Paul Darlington in Bird News