The male Wood Duck flew up the valley and onto the pool by the car park in Yarner Wood at 8.15am to join the 3 Mandarin (2m, 1f) already present. This bird has been present here on and off for 2 weeks and has reportedly been present in the Bovey Valley since last autumn. Wild bird? or perhaps if Wood Duck is ever promoted to Category D?-this may be the one to see?? There was no sign of it at 9.10a.m
Also 4 Male Pied Flycatcher, male Redstart, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in the wood and 2 Tree Pipit and 6 Willow Warbler on Trendlebere Heath.