Thurlestone Bay

Shooting at the far end of T'stone Marsh from first light resulted in duck flying off or relocating to the frontpool- 50 Teal, 30 Wigeon, 5 Shoveler.

At South Milton Ley -10+ Chiffchaff  Water Rail,  Cettis Warbler.

On South Huish marsh - 105 wigeon, 100+ Teal, 12 Shoveler, 11 Gadwall, 5 Snipe, 3 Lapwing.

Offshore a Great N Diver flew east.

AJL did the high tide wader count which produced - 1 Purple Sandpiper ( first of the winter ) 14 Ringed Plover, 7 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling.

At West Buckland 5 Siskin feeding in the Alders.

Although outside the patch a visit to Topsham Bridge  3 Marsh Tit and a Nuthatch on local garden feeders by the river

Posted February 2nd, 2013 at 5:49 pm by Mike Passman in Bird News