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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Jack Snipe

This afternoon I went to Tremlett`s Marsh in Topsham to see if any Common Sandpiper had got back on the River Clyst but there was none to be seen , so I then walked the ditches & I flushed a Common Snipe & a Jack Snipe it was good to see the size difference on these two birds , next a look at Darts Farm got me numerous Brent Goose , a Fieldfare & a female Brambling , on then to the Bowling Green Marsh where the male American Wigeon was again on show .

Brent Goose . Darts Farm . Topsham . Devon . 20 / 2 / 2013

Saturday, 16 February 2013

American Wigeon

On Bowling Green Marsh today a male American Wigeon was found in with the numerous Eurasian Wigeon & it is only the second one for the marsh after last years bird ! also seen were 100+ Avocet , 8 Pochard , 9 Snipe , a Peregrine Falcon & a Fox .

American Wigeon . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon . 16 / 2 / 2013

Friday 15th February . 2013

Birds seen out and about this morning were a flock of 50+ Redwing in Ide Village & in the fields above the village there was a flock of 100+ Fieldfare , 3 Buzzard , 2 Raven & a Woodlark , I then went for a look in Steps Bidge but all that I saw were a few Nuthatch & I heard a Marsh Tit but I couldnt see it .

Nuthatch . Steps Bridge . Devon . 15 / 2 / 2013

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Water Pipit

An early morning look at Bowling Green Marsh got me a 100+ Avocet , 50+ Bar-Tailed Godwit & the Curlew Sandpiper was again in front of the hide , I then went down to Dawlish Warren & on the way there I stopped at Cockwood & looked at the estuary & I at last managed to see the Slavonian Grebe .
At the Warren I was looking for the Water Pipit that has been there for a while now but I had already dipped it but today luck was in & there it was on the golf course showing well , a Warren tick for me !! , also seen were numerous Brent Geese , 100+ Grey Plover , 50+ Knot , 10 Sanderling , another Slavonian Grebe & this male Sparrowhawk waiting for its dinner by the visitors center , the only other thing of note was an Atlantic Grey Seal that was sticking its head out of the water to catch the sun .

Sparrowhawk . Dawlish Warren . Devon . 14 / 2 / 2013

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Update

There was 2 Green Sandpipers on Matford Marsh in Exeter on the 1st February .

A trip out to Roadford Reservoir got me 2 Male Smew but I only saw them in flight on 7th February .

On the Exminster Marshes there was a female Smew & 3 Cetti`s Warbler on the 11th February .

And this Firecrest showed very well yesterday the 12th February on the Matford Marshes on the edge of Exeter .

Firecrest . The Matford Marshes . Exeter . Devon . 12 / 2 / 2013