Tuesday, 25 October 2016
A walk around Topsham this afternoon with Sue with our first stop being at Bowling Green Marsh where we saw 2 Greylag Geese , 50+ Common Teal , 6 Northern Shoveler , a male Gadwall , 1000+ Dunlin , numerous Black-Tailed Godwit , 6 Bar-Tailed Godwit , 5 Grey Plover & 2 Red Knot , away from the lake Common Buzzard , Common Raven and a Eurasian Jay were also seen, a look at the Clyst Estuary then got us 30+ Pied Avocet and 12 Grey Mullet
Sunday, 23 October 2016
Todays pictures are of a juvenile female Ruff that has been seem on Bowling Green Marsh for about a week now , these birds move through the marsh on migration and sometimes they hang around for quite a while , also seen were 500+ Dunlin , 200+ Black-Tailed Godwit , 45 Pied Avocet , a White Wagtail , 2 Cetti`s Warbler and 2 Common Chiffchaff , I then had a look at the Clyst Estuary from the viewing platform but only saw 6 Grey Plover and a few more Pied Avocet .
Saturday, 22 October 2016
A trip up to Dartmoor this morning turned out to be a good move as the Great Grey Shrike that has been there a few days now showed quite well but it was always a little bit distant , there was also a movement of thrushes with a very large flock of Redwing and Fieldfare , 3 Mistle Thrush and at least 4 Ring Ouzel , also seen were 2 female Eurasian Bullfinch , 2 Reed Bunting and a European Green Woodpecker .