Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Devon Bird Atlas: Round 3

On Saturday & Monday we headed up to the Blackdown Hills for round 3 of our Devon Bird Atlas surveys.

On both days it was really quiet, with one tetrad only producing 10 species, although it was quite nice that the 10th was a Nuthatch, found in the last few seconds of the hour. We did have a couple of very large House Martin flocks, particularly over fields of grass that had just been cu, & 3 Buzzards on adjoining telegraph poles.

Some nice flowery lanes
some nice views

and  some Helmeted Guineafowl, a bit of a coincidence after seeing one beside the canal recently

A tree at the top of Culmstock Church
One more round to go in Nov/Dec

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