Wednesday 21 June 2023

Bowling Green Marsh

 A look at Bowling Green Marsh this mornining did not get me much . But I did see the long staying 3 Eurasian Spoonbill , 2 Grey Heron , 2 Little Egret , 5 Black-Tiled Godwit , 50+ Eurasian Curlew , a single Whimbrel , 50+ Black-Headed Gull , 2 Herring Gull , a Lesser Black-Backed Gull , a Stock Dove and a Common Kingfisher was heard on call but not seen .

Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Devon


Friday 16 June 2023

Thursday 15th June

A short trip up to Yeovil in Somerset to look for a Marsh Warbler that has been showing for a couple of days . We got there in the baking sun and picked a spot looking out over the reed bed where the bird had been seen . But after a few hours stood in the heat we only had flight views and brief views of the bird out in the open . 

Also seen were numerous Banded Demoiselle ... Always nice to see .

Friday 9 June 2023

Yellow-Legged Gull

Another trip down to Exmouth this morning and I took a look at the recycling centre and was rewarded with the second summer Yellow-Legged Gull that showed very well .

These Butterflies were seen today near Mudbank Lane , Wall Brown , Meadow Brown and Common Blue along with a Cinnabar Moth . And at Bowling Green Marsh the 3 European Spoonbill were still on show .

Yellow-Legged Gull ( Larus michahellis ) . Exmouth . Devon




Monday 5 June 2023

Bee Orchid

 A morning trip up to the Tescos store at Pines Hill in Exeter to look for Bee Orchid and I managed to find quite a few of them on the bank that they have left wild and uncut . Great to see !

Also seen were some nice Marbled White Butterflies and a range of different Bees that I am afraid that I dont know much about 😀

Bee Orchid ( Ophrys apifera ) . Pines Hill . Exeter . Devon



Marbled White ( Melanargia galathea ) . Pines Hill . Exeter . Devon



Sunday 4th June

 A late evening trip out to Aylesbeare Common to look for European Nightjar turned out to be very good . As I found one sat out in the open on a small tree and I heard another 2 more calling .

Also seen was a Noctule Bat a first for me 😃

Saturday 3 June 2023


 Not a lot to talk about lately ! But on the 1st of June I saw a Red Kite near Wareham in Dorset .

And yesterday I saw the Yellow-Legged Gull that has returned to the recycling centre in Exmouth .With the bird now being in 2nd summer plumage . Also seen were plenty of Herring Gull , 3 Great Black-Backed Gull and a single Common Gull .