Thursday, 14 June 2012

Meldon - N. Dartmoor

Light rain and strong winds did not deter the five members of DBWPS (East Devon Branch) who braved the elements in search of moorland birds.  Two Cuckoo were present along the southern hillside of the reservoir and a third was present on the highter moors.  Breeding evidence of several species was obtained including: Willow Warbler (FL), Grey Wagtail (FL), Stonechat (FF), Redstart (FF), Meadow Pipit (FL), Pied Flycatcher (ON).  Other species included  3 Mistle Thrush and singles of Redpoll, Wheatear, Kestrel and Buzzard.
Thanks to Audrey Wolstenholme for leading us.

(Prompt... DBWPS needs your records ...particularly where breeding evidence is obtained, even of common species, so please put your bird records to good use and submit them.)