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Monday, 18 November 2019

Whooper Swan

I went back to Bowling Green Marsh early this morning in hope of getting a better shot of the Long-Tailed Duck that was found yesterday and I was more pleased with todays shots than yesterdays but still in hope of getter better ones !
The female Common Goldeneye is still on the marsh with a few Tufted Duck , also seen were 5 Common Snipe and the Long-Billed Dowitcher . I then took a look around the bushes by the viewing platform were I saw 3 Redwing , 2 Mistle Thrush and a fly over Grey Wagtail .
I then met up with fellow birder Bob Bailey who said that he was going to Axminster look for the Whooper Swan that has been seen there and he kindly said that I could go along also... many thanks Bob .

Long-Tailed Duck ( Clangula hyemalis ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon



Whooper Swan ( Cygnus cygnus ) . Axminster . Devon



Sunday, 17 November 2019

Long-Tailed Duck

There was news today of a Long-Tailed Duck on Bowling Green Marsh in Topsham . So I went down to take a look at it and the 1st winter male bird was still on show but was always quite distant so these are the best shots of it that I could get today , this is the 1st Long-Tailed Duck that I have seen on the marsh since January 2014 so it was very welcome ... Well done Dave
Also seen were 2 male and a female Tufted Duck , a female Common Goldeneye and the long staying Long-Billed Dowitcher also put in an appearance .

Long-Tailed Duck ( Clangula hyemalis ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon