Friday, 11 February 2011

Venn Ottery / Harpford Common

The Great Grey Shrike was present from 1600 - 1620hrs ar least near Venn Ottery this afternoon. Go down track to Woolcombs Farm from Aylesbeare Common (Joney's Cross), carry on past farm down track to stream. Cross over wooden bridge and follow steep right hand track up on to open common. On the left is a house with tall ornamental fir trees bordering it. The bird was in tree tops to the right of this house, showing very well.

Also the ringtail Hen Harrier was quartering the heath on Harpford Common mid afternoon.