Bird watching on Exmoor
Twitchers (a name applied to committed birdwatchers rather than jumpy social media types on Twitter) especially look forward to spring and early summer on Exmoor. Summer visitors fly back and feathered residents revel in the influx of insects encouraged by the warmer air. With over 243 species recorded and 100 species nesting here, Exmoor is ideal birding territory. With its diverse landscapes once can spot woodpeckers in the wooded valleys, dippers and grey wagtails in the clear streams and breeding birds up on the moors including Dartford and grasshopper warblers and winchats and stonechats. Pack a picnic, bring your binoculars and head for the hills. Webbers Post and Horner Wood might be a good place to start.