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Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1 The steep de­scent into the val­ley af­fords glo­ri­ous views, very typ­i­cal of midDevon. This is the best spot for Buz­zard. As you de­scend to­wards the river look out for Rook and Grey Heron – there is a heronry fur­ther down­river. 2 Fol­low­ing the wood­land tracks, lis­ten for var­i­ous war­blers in spring and summer, Great Spot­ted Wood­pecker and Jay. Reg­u­lars such as Blue and Great Tit, Robin and Black­bird are likely, as well as Song Thrush. Keep an eye open for Treecreeper and Nuthatch on the trees flank­ing the path. 3 At the river, look for Dip­per, Grey Wag­tail and, with luck good luck, a flash of King­fisher. 4 In more open ar­eas, Wrens flit between hedges and Dun­nock for­age at ground level. Green Wood­peck­ers visit when the grass is short.

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