West Country 2019 (2)

Posted: October 2, 2019 in Birds, Natural History
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The second day of our trip to the West Country was going to be mostly travel, but we started the morning at Winterbourne Downs for another attempt to locate the elusive Stone Curlew. Sadly again we were unlucky. But we did see a number of Hummingbird hawk moths and a Brown Hare.

From here we made our way to our base for the next two weeks. The cottage is on the edge of Bodmin Moor near Camelford. Delightful, it is in a wooded valley and we have a running river at the end of the garden. As Sue went out into the garden Sue flushed a Dipper from the river which flew off. Hopefully, we will see it again during our stay. The trees surrounding the garden are busy with birds: Coal and Great Tits plus Robin and Nuthatch. An overflying Raven adds to our late afternoon enjoyment of the garden.

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