I was there to look for a treecreeper the excellent warden had reported, but I didn't see it. What I did see was a multitude of great tits, blue tits and long tailed tits doing their callisthenics in the trees, while blackbirds ravaged the leaf litter at ground level. The noise was intense; somewhere a bird made a sound like someone scraping a metal woodwork file, while another, while another went "tweet tweet poooooo-WEEEEEE".
It's a lovely place, and in a dim winter light, it looks like REM's cover for "Murmur".
|The River Devon in flood|
|Blackbird throwing around the leaf litter|