Sunday 7 May 2017

Yarner Wood NNR

This weekend we had great friends Dot and Marc to stay, so yesterday we ventured out to explore the excellent Yarner Wood National Nature Reserve and adjacent heathland. Great to see and hear so many Pied Flycatchers and Common Redstarts around plus a few Wood Warbler too. The Mandarin Ducks posed by the car park as usual and the heathland was alive with the song of Yellowhammer and Tree Pipit amongst others. All rounded off with a fine meal at the excellent Tin Pickle and Rhum!

Male Yellowhammer, Haytor Down

Drake Mandarin Ducks at Yarner Wood


  1. Love the shot of the Yellowhammer. Reminds me of growing up in Cornwall