Mid Devon Field Trip from Sticklepath to Belstone/open Moor/The Warren

Posted April 25th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Sadly the weather was dull and very cool but ten members turned up and enjoyed a walk up the wooded Belstone Cleave beside the R. Taw where there were many sightings of singing Robin, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff Blue and Great tit, Chaffinch and Goldcrest.

Jackdaw were seen at tree nest holes, chaffinch were also busy with nesting material.  A pair of Grey wagtails were seen on the river . Treecreeper, Buzzard, Dunnock, Wood pigeon, Great spotted woodpecker, Jay,  Song thrush, Blackbird and Wren were also seen along with Coal tit, Long tailed tit and a smart pair of. Bullfinch.  Mallard flew from the river through the trees. Open moorland revealed 3 Mistle thrush, four singing Skylark, Meadow pipit, Raven, a pair of Stonechat, 10+ Wheatear.