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Monday, 30 March 2020


Well this morning I got a text message saying that there was a Red Kite heading towards Topsham . So I nipped out into the garden and picked it up  south of the railway station area , I then went into the cemetery grounds where you have a better open view and I got onto it again being mobbed by corvids in the Dats Farm area , it then made its way up the Clyst Valley and was lost from view .
As you can see I have tried to do a drawing of it but I`m not an artist so I am afraid this was the best that I could come up with .
Later in the day this male Great Spotted Woodpecker dropped the tree in my garden and then did something I have never seen before , it dropped down onto the bird bath and took a drink !

Red Kite ( Milvus milvus ) . Topsham . Devon

Great Spotted Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos major ) . Topsham . Devon

Sunday, 29 March 2020


Hi to all my readers . I will try to keep my blog going the best I can in these sad times but there are not to many places that I can get too at the moment .
This morning I went down to the steps at St Margarets in Topsham where you can look down the Exe Estuary and across to the Exminster Marshes , not a lot was seen but you never know ! And today I saw the 2 Black Swan again at the marina and looking across to the marshes I saw 3 Egyptian Goose , 9 Common Shelduck and 2 Common Raven .

Black Swan ( Cygnus atratus ) . The Exe Estuary . Topsham . Devon

Friday, 27 March 2020

Birding Topsham

Well this morning on my walk around Topsham I had a Rose-Ringed Parakeet at the quay in Topsham and nearby the pair of Black Swan were still on show .
I then took a look at the Recreation Ground where I saw 10 Common Redshank , 2 Eurasian Curlew and a fly over Common Raven .