Sunday 2nd June 2013

   Exmoor today, try Hodders Combe and others if possible, for Wood Warbler and anything else. Also have a look around Exmoor for Whinchat maybe.

Common Carpet
   Walked along the Combe, and heard Wood Warbler at a couple of places. No sign though. Did find a Spotted Flycatcher along the track, then saw the Wood Warblers , but they were always up the top of the trees, very hard to get photos of there! Only thing i managed to photograph there was a Common Carpet moth!

   We left there and drove up onto Exmoor proper. Stonechats and Meadow Pipits seemed to be everywhere. I did manage to find a Tree Pipit there as well. Then an odd scratchy song made me stop, and look for the bird. Glad i stopped too, as it was a male Whinchat. So out came the camera, and a game of hide & seek began. Not sure if i actually won the game, but did get some half decent shots, so probably a winning draw as they say!



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