There are Dartmoor ponies on Trendlebere Down on East Dartmoor:
It’s a heathland habitat which was largely destroyed by fire, caused by people, in 1997. Now it’s being kept from becoming forest by ponies:
I walk down the hill into Yarner Wood.
It’s a dull day but the male Chaffinches make it bright:
They have lots of attitude:
There’s a Great Tit:
And the male Great Spotted Woodpecker is very active:
The red on the nape and rump are such an intense colour, especially on such a grey day as this:
And then, the lemon sherbet of the bird world, a male Siskin comes to visit. It’s a little ray of sunshine:
It’s colour on a grey day.