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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Bowling Green Marsh

My daily look at my local patch Bowling Green Marsh didn`t turn up anything different today but there was still some nice birds seen , with numerous Black-Tailed Godwit , 3 Red Knot , 5 Northern Lapwing , a Grey Heron , a Common Chiffchaff , a flock of 30-40 Redwing , 4 Eurasian Jay , 20+ European Goldfinch , a male European Greenfinch , and a male Eurasian Bullfinch .
I then had a look at the Clyst Estuary from the viewing platform and added these birds to the day list , a male and 2 female Red-Breasted Merganser , a male and female Northern Pintail , 10 Bar-Tailed Godwit , a Common Gull and a Common Kingfisher .... So not to bad a days birding .

Eurasian Jay ( Garrulus glandarius ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon

Monday, 12 November 2018

Western Marsh Harrier

Around an hour and a half spent on Bowling Green Marsh this morning got me . All the usual wildfowl plus a male Northern Pintail and a male Gadwall , 100+ Pied Avocet , 8 Common Greenshank , a Common Snipe , a female Western Marsh Harrier , 10 Goldcrest , 2 Common Chiffchaff , 2 Redwing and 5 Eurasian Jay all seen in between the very heavy showers .

Western Marsh Harrier ( Circus aeruginosus ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Barnacle Goose

A quick trip over to the Exminster Marshes this morning as I had got a phone call telling me that there was 4 Barnacle Geese on the marsh close to the road just south of the Fishermans car park , but by the time that I had got there they had moved quite a way out onto the marsh .
The marsh was full of wildfowl with numerous Canada Geese , Eurasian Wigeon and Common Teal and a Cetti`s Warbler burst into song where I was stood .

Barnacle Goose ( Branta leucopsis ) . The Exminster Marshes . Devon