Sunday 19 May – Quantocks

The sessile oak woods, stream and crowberry were a beautiful sight as 14 of us set off up Hodders Combe on a
lovely sunny morning. A Wood Warbler was singing (the first of five and we saw one), and a Blackcap and
Chiffchaff joined him. Some of the party saw a Garden Warbler. A Grey Wagtail was briefly along the stream,
and a Treecreeper, two female Sparrowhawks circling, and Cuckoos calling, added to the excitement. Pied
Flycatchers (two near nest boxes) and Redstarts were added to the mix. At lunch time on the heath near
Bicknoller Post we were entertained by Tree Pipit, Whitethroat and Willow Warblers. On the way back across
Longstone Hill we saw a Cuckoo, which flew past us, a Hobby, Linnets and Stonechats. A lovely walk. Thanks
to our leader Jeff Holmes and his in-depth knowledge. Some 35 plus species were seen. Sue Prince