Spotted Redshank ~ Starcross

The previously observed and reported Spotted Redshank is still frequenting the flooded field adjacent to the EA Veterinary Investigation Centre, opposite the entrance to Starcross and the exit from the coastal lane from Powderham , the bird tends to favour the far side of the field from the road

Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve, the walk out to the hide gave Little Grebe, and a Gadwall on one of the ponds. The Hide area gave 6 Turnstone, Brent Geese, 5 Pipit sp, Shellduck, Oyster Catcher, Grey Plover, Red Breasted Merganser 7 +, Curlew, Greater Black Backed Gull and 5 Lesser Black Backs, Cormorant, Redshank, Little Egret and a very mobile flock of 30 plus Dunlin.

From the car park of the Passage House Inn, Kingsteignton, 23 Lapwing, 5 Little Egret, Curlew, redshank, Greater Back Gull.

The morning had given some good birding around the home feeders and fields surrounding the house with a total of 30 species which included 3 Mistle Thrush, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 5 Meadow Pipits the first ones seen here since the beginning of December,6 Pied Wagtails, 3 Siskin, 42 Chaffinch, 3 Buzzard, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 36 Herring Gull, Jay, 2 Raven, Goldcrest. On arriving home my wife Jacqui told me she had been disturbed by a commotion in one of our roadside hedges and found a first year female Sparrow Hawk scrabbling with a Blackbird that managed to get free and escape which took the home total to a very presentable 31species.

Posted February 2nd, 2016 at 5:30 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News