Occombe Farm, Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1RN
Early November can produce some of the most spectacular overhead movements of birds and given the right conditions thousands of birds could be on the move in huge flocks, Redwings and Fieldfare freshly arriving back from their breeding grounds of Scandinavia are joined by loose flocks of and Wood Pigeons in 2015 we were treated to thousands of Thrushes moving over. There should be a supporting cast of finches, pipits and you just never know what else might turn up, perhaps even a passing Short-eared Owl or Merlin or as in 2015 a Woodcock. Local bird expert Mike Langman will guide you through what is going on and help identify these birds by shape and calls. The early start optimises our chances of witnessing migration at its best. At about 10am after a good morning's birdwatching we'll warm ourselves up at the Guardhouse Café with a hearty full breakfast and tea/coffee.
Meeting point: Berry Head
Timings: 7:30 - 10:00 Please wear stout footwear, warm clothing and a waterproof jacket. There is some free parking outside the Reserve Office however this fills quickly. Main car park: £1.00 pr hr up to a max of £4.40 for 24hrs. Free for TCCT members with car window stickers.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
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