Sunday, 6 November 2011

Dartmoor

At 10.00 3 great spotted woodpeckers flew west high over Haytor Down. Not a tree in sight. Nearer to Widecome about 80 fieldfares were feeding in the hedges. Hundreds of wood pigeons appeared to be roosting in the conifer plantation nearest to Bellever Tor. In the same area at least 22 crossbills were flying around calling. Later nearer the river at Bellever another 12 crossbills were feeding with a few siskins and 5 crossbills flew over between Bellever and Postbridge. Also 7 stonechats, 10 meadow pipits and a few ravens seen during the walk.