Friday 12 April 2024

Blackcaps

The day started off at Bowling Green Marsh but not a lot was seen with only 2 Eurasian Spoonbill ,  6 Common Greenshank and my first Blackcap of the year.......Also seen were 2 Brimstone Butterflies .

I then had a look at the Exminster Marshes and I saw 30+ Eurasian Curlew , a Common Buzzard . 2 Cetti`s Warbler , 2 Common Chiffchaff , 3 more Blackcap and this nice male Reed Bunting

Butterflies seen .. Brimstone , Orange Tip , Speckled Wood & Red Admiral 

Reed Bunting ( Emberiza schoeniclus ) . The Exminster Marshes . Devon


 

Thursday 11 April 2024

Wednesday 10th April

 My first venture out since my trip to Arizona saw me at my local patch Bowling Green Marsh in Topsham and I managed to see 3 new birds for the year with Common Sand Martin , Common House Martin and Barn Swallow . Also seen were 2 Eurasian Spoonbill and a Common Sandpiper .

Later in the day I got incredible news of a Black-Throated Diver way up on the River Exe at the Topsham Recreation Ground and I was lucky enough to get these few shots of it .

Black-Throated Diver ( Gavia arctica ) . The River Exe . Topsham . Devon


 


 


 

Thursday 7 March 2024

GWE

 A quick half hour at Bowling Green Marsh got me a few Northern Pintail , a male Tufted Duck , 2 European Spoonbill , 2 Little Egret , a Great White Egret , a Grey Heron , 4 Black-Billed Magpie and a few Common Blackbird .

Common Blackbird ( Turdus merula ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon


 

Saturday 2 March 2024

Barnacle Goose

 News of 30+ Barnacle Geese on the Exminster Marshes saw me going over to see if I could catch up with them ,  and I ended up with nice views of them . Not a lot else to report with only a Western Marsh Harrier , a Common Chiffchaff and a European Greenfinch .


 


 

Friday 1 March 2024

Slowly getting there !

 I tried my knee out again today with a short walk around Bowling Green Marsh and Goosemoor .

On the marsh the 2 Spoonbill and the Great White Egret were still showing well along with . 300+ Black-Tailed Godwit , a single Bar-Tailed Godwit , 10 Pied Avocet , 12 Dunlin , 2 Lesser Black-Backed Gull and a Common Chiffchaff .

On to Goosemoor where there was this female Common Kestrel , 8 Stock Dove and a Cetti`s Warbler...my 1st in Devon this year .

Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus ) . Goosemoor . Topsham . Devon


 


 


 


 

Sunday 25 February 2024