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Friday, 8 January 2021

Garden Tick

 This morning I had a Eurasian Treecreeper in my garden the first one in the 30 years that I have lived here , so as you can imagine I was very well pleased with it !

Later in the morning I went across to the Exminster Marshes where I saw numerous Eurasian Curlew , 20+ Dunlin , a female Western Marsh Harrier , 20+ Redwing and this nice Cetti`s Warbler that I heard at first on call and after a bit of a wait I got this brief view of it before it flew out of view again ..

Cetti`s Warbler ( Cettia cetti ) . The Exminster Marshes . Devon


Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Wednesday 8th January

Today I decided to go to the Exminster Marshes in hope of seeing the Western Marsh Harrier and again I was out of luck but never mind as I did see the following . Thrushes were the main birds on the menu today with numerous Common Blackbird and Redwing , a few Fieldfare , 3 Song Thrush and a single Mistle Thrush .

Around the Turf Locks area there was a large flock of Dark Bellied Brent Geese and in with them was one Light Bellied Brent Goose , also seen was a Pied Avocet and a Common Kingfisher . And on the Exe Estuary near to Powderham Corner Grey Plover and Common Ringed Plover were added to the year list .

Fieldfare ( Turdus pilaris ) . The Exminster Marshes . Devon



Redwing ( Turdus iliacus ) . The Exminster Marshes . Devon


Song Thrush ( Turdus philomelos ) . The Exminster Marshes . Devon