Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1 From the edge of Ringmore, an old smug­glers’ path leads to the coast at Ayrmer Cove. Hazel here is a habi­tat for elu­sive Dormice. Blue Tit and Great Tit are more no­tice­able. At the coast head west.

2 Oys­ter­catcher can be pro­lific at Toby’s Point, with sur­round-sound whistling. Lis­ten for the haunt­ing call of Curlew and the ‘chink’ of Stonechat from scrub be­side the path. Var­i­ous gulls are ev­ery­where.

3 From West­combe Beach, there is an op­tional in­land path across farm­land where ponds are sit­u­ated, which can be used as a short­cut. The full walk fol­lows the coast, pass­ing Scob­bis­combe’s coastal farm­land, to Won­well Beach and the Erme Es­tu­ary. In the Scob­bis­combe area Cirl Bunting are pos­si­ble as well as Lin­net, Kestrel and Raven.

4 Af­ter Won­well Beach the route goes through wood­land and farm­land, ap­proach­ing Kingston. Buz­zard ride the ther­mals. Chif­fchaff are likely as well as Pheas­ant, Goldfinch and Yel­lowham­mer. The vil­lage yields House Sparrow, Robin, Black­bird, Chaffinch and pos­si­bly Jack­daw.

5 From Kingston, seek out the foot­path that heads for Oken­bury Plan­ta­tion. We found Wren near the Mill and var­i­ous tits. Wood­land and field paths lead back to Ringmore.

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