2002 saw a team of bird enthusiasts conduct a bird survey of South Combe Farm (the land around the Frogstone). As well as the obvious expected favourites a few more unusual birds were seen. The moist notable in some senses was a single Cirl Bunting. Several others reports of the species have been made in the last few years and it looks as if this species is slowly working its way up the coast from the South Hams where is has hung on in low numbers for some years.
The Cirl Bunting is one our lost wildlife of the Sid Valley that has returned and could increase in number in the coming years.
Updated Dec 8th 2022
Highest number of each species in a single count
Number of counts: 22. Number of species: 51
|Species||No.||Area of Farm||Species||No.||Area of Farm|
|Blackbird||11||Long Tailed Tit||8|
|Black Headed Gull||1||Meadow Pipit|
|Blue Tit||5||Mistle Thrush||7|
|Great Black Backed Gull||Stock Dove||1|
|Greater Spotted Woodpecker||2||Stone Chat||2|
|Grey Wagtail||Tree Creeper||1|
|Herring Gull||6||Tree Sparrow|
|Lesser Black Backed Gull||1|