Monday, 7 November 2011

Woodbury Common

A good hour plus on Woodbury Common around the firing range and woodbury castle, first bird was a ringtail Hen Harrier at about 1500 hrs then seen again about 15 mins later and watched for about 5 mins until lost to view,also in the area 100 plus Fieldfare, 1 Reed Bunting and many Meadow Pipits and Linnets, then about 1600 hrs a Short Eared Owl flew into view and landed on gorse Showing very well until a crow harrassed it then flew and lost behind a bush possibly landing again. Also over Broadfields in Exeter just after 8am a very large flock of Wood Pigeon flying South West probably 3000 plus.