Around topsham

Started at topsham rec looking through the gulls , 3 lesser black backed gulls, 13 common gulls, 1 grey plover, 2 red breasted mergansers. 

Moved onto topsham quay and found the female long tailed duck with 2 male red breasted mergansers and  watched from 11:45 till 12:50 in total 10 red breasted mergansers (7m,3f)

walked over to darts farm on the way over had the jack snipe in ditch by the clyst river briefly and a female Merlin flew over 

at darts farm the American wigeon was still showing well at times with 150+ wigeon 300+ Brent geese, 123+ lapwing , 54+ fieldfare( 100+ yesterday) 4 reed buntings, 1 sparrowhawk.

finished off at bowling green marsh, a spotted redshank joined 70+ redshank, 4 bar tailed godwit, 1 grey plover, 9 pochard, 2 gadwall, 2 tufted duck, 200+ wigeon,40+ lapwing,150+ black tailed godwits, 60+ dunlin. 

A very good afternoon 

Posted February 24th, 2013 at 8:55 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News