On Wednesday evening (25.4) a small group from the Friends of Brixham Library lead by Mike Langman, did a walk through Long Wood, near Noss Marina. The path took us through a carpet of bluebells still waiting to show themselves at their best but looking so beautiful under the impressive oak hanging on the side of the Dart Estuary. Mike frequently stopped to point out the many songs of the bird population from robins to blackbirds and black caps to wrens in their ‘dusk chorus’. Of special interest were the Goldcrests and Firecrests, the latter only recently discovered in this local habitat. the group were also entertained to an aerial display from four buzzards as they took advantage of the evening thermal currents.
Mike’s next walk – ‘Redstarts & Cuckoos on Dartmoor’ is on Friday 11 May between 10.00am and 13.00pm. To book a place or ask for further information on Mike’s walks and other FoBL activities and events, please ask in Brixham Library; or telephone 01803 853870.