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Monday, 24 April 2017

A Good Day

The Yarner Wood area was mine and my mate Kens destination this morning with our first stop at Trendlebere Down . And the day started well with 2 Tree Pipit , a singing Garden Warbler , 6 Willow Warbler , a few Lesser Redpoll including a stunning male in breeding plumage and a male and female Yellowhammer .
We then went for a look in the woods where we saw 4 Wood Warbler , a male and 2 female Pied Flycatcher , a male Common Redstart , 2 Eurasian Nuthatch and 2 Brimstone and a Holly Blue Butterflies .

Wood Warbler ( Phylloscopus sibilatrix ) . Yarner Wood . Devon


Pied Flycatcher ( Ficedula hypoleuca ) . Yarner Wood . Devon


Common Redstart ( Phoenicurus phoenicurus ) . Yarner Wood . Devon


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Common Cuckoo

A look around the Exminster Marshes this morning produced 2 new year ticks with the first being a Common Whitethroat seen along the back path and the second being a Common Cuckoo that was calling down at the far end of the marsh .
Also seen were 2 Little Ringed Plover , lots of European Reed Warbler & Sedge Warbler , 6 Common Chiffchaff , 2 Blackcap , 5 Northern Wheatear including one of the Greenland Race and 6 Common Linnet........Also seen were 2 Grass Snake and my first Large Red Damselfly of the year .

Common Linnet ( Carduelis cannabina ) . The Exminster Marshes . Devon