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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Eurasian Spoonbill

Today there was a Eurasian Spoonbill on Bowling Green Marsh in Topsham the bird was an adult and a first for the year on the marsh , another new bird in was a Curlew Sandpiper that spent most of the time in with the pack of Common Redshank , Common Greenshank and a couple of Spotted Redshank , also seen was half a dozen Whimbrel , a Bar-Tailed Godwit , a Common Sandpiper and the Wood Sandpiper that spent most of the time feeding and flying up and down the channel close to the hide , then a look off of the viewing platform turned up 2 Curlew Sandpiper and a Common Tern .

Eurasian Spoonbill ( Platalea leucorodia ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon



Wood Sandpiper ( Tringa glareola ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Eurasian Wryneck

I got to Dawlish Warren at 7am this morning to look for a Eurasian Wryneck that was found yesterday by Warren birder Lee Collins ! but after spending quite a long time looking for it I did manage to see it but only in flight as it flew from one part of Warren Point to another as these can be very highly elusive birds .
A look in the bay at the waders got me a numerous Dunlin and Common Ringed Plover and in with them were juvenile Curlew Sandpiper and juvenile Little Stint and also seen was a male and female Peregrine Falcon .

Curlew Sandpiper ( Calidris ferruginea ) . Dawlish Warren . Devon