Looking at the Countryside – Ventnor Downs Wednesday 5 October

9 Members led by Andy Butler met on the top of the downs on a very windy morning and, after consulting everyone, it was decided to walk in the more sheltered areas of St Boniface Down with the possibility of looking for 2 Wrynecks that had been seen in the area.  Andy talked about the history of the downland and the management, particularly for the Dartford Warbler which seem to be doing well due to the milder winters.  Many swallows and house martins were seen as well as 4 stonechats, 2 ring ouzel and a red admiral butterfly.


Toni Goodley
Joint Co-ordinator
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