Thurlestone Bay

First day for ages without any rain produced a very good mornings birding.

On T'stone Marsh -40 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 16 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler.

South Huish Marsh held - 85 Teal, 25 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler, 125 + Lapwing, 25 Snipe, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin, Peregrine over.

On the rocks an imm male Black Redsart ( viewed down to 10 feet ), also 4 Sanderling, 5 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover.

In fields between Upton X and Huxton X  largest flocks this winter of - 300+ Golden Plover and 175 + Lapwing, also 20 Redwing and 15 Skylark.

Stopped off at the bridge in West Buckland to find 6 Siskin, 1 Nuthatch and 3 Goldcrest

Posted January 24th, 2013 at 6:02 pm by Mike Passman in Bird News