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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Distant Shots !!

Early news this morning of a Wood Sandpiper on the Exminster Marshes ( Thanks James ) . The bird was showing on the pool to the left of the middle car park but was always on the far side of the pool so I could only grab these distant shots of it from the gate , still better than nothing lol .
Also seen were 3 Little Egret , a Western Marsh Harrier , and a Eurasian Hobby and a male Peregrine Falcon both sat on the same electricity pylon .

Wood Sandpiper ( Tringa glareola ) . The Exminster Marshes . Devon



Friday, 26 May 2017

Red Kite

This morning I did an early morning Kite watch around the Exe Estuary but after looking for a couple of hours all I managed to see was 1 Red Kite and that was quite sad after yesterdays explosion of birds !! Later in the day I went over to the Exminster Marshes to try again but no luck there either , but it didn`t turn out a bad day as I had 2 Egyptian Geese , a fly over calling Yellow Wagtail that I searched for but couldn't find it in the longish grass , a Eurasian Hobby that came and went in an instant and a female Western Marsh Harrier that was quite distant out in the middle of the marsh as you can see by the photo !

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


Western Marsh Harrier ( Circus aeruginosus ) . The Exminster Marshes . Devon


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

White-Winged Black Tern

Another great days birding had today with my mates Ken and Andy . we decided to go to Martin Down in Dorset , and on the way there we stopped near the town of Dinton where we saw a Red Kite , 3 Red-Legged Partridge , a Yellow Wagtail , 3 Yellowhammer , 4 Corn Bunting and a Brown Hare . We then carried on to Martin Down to look for European Turtle Dove and we managed to see 2 of them along with 2 Common Whitethroat and another 4 Corn Bunting and a Small Blue Butterfly .
We then made a decision to go for a 1st summer White-Winged Black Tern that was showing at the Staines Reservoirs in Surrey and after a bit of a tedious journey we arrived at the reservoirs only to be told that the bird had flown off , but it soon returned and we got nice views of it , also seen were quite a few Common Tern and a summer plumaged Black-Necked Grebe , our next stop was just down the road at Wraysbury where we went to Magna Carta Lane and got views of another Red Kite and 3 Rose-Ringed Parakeets .