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Sunday, 17 March 2019

Birding Topsham

Early this morning I went to the Recreation Ground in Topsham to look for Common Sandpiper but there was no sign of any , but I did find some Otter prints as it had come out of the river and walked along the mud and this is the closest that I have come to one at the Rec .
I then had a look at Goosemoor where I saw a Eurasian Treecreeper a bird that is quite a hard to see in Topsham and also seen was a Great Spotted Woodpecker .My last stop of the day was at Bowling Green Marsh where I saw a pair of Stock Dove , a Cetti`s Warbler and a Common Chiffchaff .
Over night I caught this March Dagger Moth another new one for me !

Stock Dove ( Columba oenas ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon

March Dagger Moth ( Diurnea fagella ) . Topsham . Devon

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Gale Force !

I went out to the Exminster Marshes this morning but you could hardly stand up due to the gale force winds . But I still managed to see a few birds with 3 Egyptian Geese , a Peregrine Falcon that was sat on a pylon , 30+ European Golden Plover , a Common Raven , a Eurasian Jay , 4 European Goldfinch , a Eurasian Bullfinch and I also saw my first 2 Slow Worm of the year .
I then stopped for a look at the field behind the garage at Matford and I saw 13 Little Egret and 2 Cattle Egret .

Egyptian Goose ( Alopochen aegyptiaca ) . The Exminster Marshes . Devon