Plymouth Field trip visit to Stoke

A successful meeting took place on Thursday 23rd April.  It was a “Yellow” day with plenty of lovely views of male Yellowhammers singing in the lovely sunshine.  There were also plenty of good views of Whitethroat as we walked along the road parallel to the coast in the hedgerows.  The highlight for me, however, was seeing a Spotted Flycatcher perched on a wire briefly before it dived into the trees. 

As we walked down to the coastal path a Willow Warbler made a brief appearance, but the Chiffchaff and Cirl Bunting were more obliging calling and showing well as we walked along the path.  More birds were seen, including Blackcap, as we made our way through the woods and plenty of butterflies entertained us.  I would like to thank John Davidson for helping to lead the group, just a pity so few came to enjoy this meeting.

Lesley Goonesekera