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Friday, 30 September 2016

The Topsham Area

A look at Bowling Green Marsh today got me 10 Red Knot , 3 CommonBuzzard , a Eurasian Sparrowhawk , a juvenile Peregrine Falcon , 2 Eurasian Nuthatch , 12 European Robin , 7 Winter Wren , a Cetti`s Warbler and a Common Chiffchaff and from the back path this female Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen in the Riversmeet House garden , a look at the Clyst Estuary didn`t turn up much with only 3 Grey Plover , a Bar-Tailed Godwit and a Common Kingfisher seen , I then walked back to the car to head for home but before going I had a look at Goosemoor where 2 juvenile Ruff showed very well .

Great Spotted Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos major ) . Riversmeet House . Topsham . Devon


Ruff ( Philomachus pugnax ) . Goosemoor . Topsham . Devon



Thursday, 29 September 2016

Grey Phalarope

I got a call from my mate Andy this morning saying that there was a Grey Phalarope on the Steart Marshes so off we went for it , when we got to the Otterhampton Marsh where the bird had been seen we got news of whereabouts the bird was and we soon got on to it , but it was on the most furtherest pool and then it only showed for a short while before it was lost from view
We then had a look at Durleigh Reservoir for a Pectoral Sandpiper and the bird was right up the far end and once again was a bit distant but showed quite well ! and while we were looking at it 2 Great White Egret were putting on a bit of show chasing each other around the Reservoir !! 

Grey Phalarope ( Phalaropus fulicarius ) , Otterhampton Marsh . The Steart Marshes . Somerset


Pectoral Sandpiper ( Calidris melanotos ) . Durleigh Reservoir . Somerset