Powderham Church - Turf

19 members of DB attended the East Devon Branch fieldtrip coinciding with a high tide.  A total of 52 species was listed for the morning with a good number of birds present in the fields.  The all white 'Snow Goose' was present with Canada Geese and 5 Greylags and created much discussion as to its identity. Other birds of interest were large number of Pintail and a Great Northern Diver towards the Marine Camp and good views of Mergansers and an Avocet in the creek at Turf. Oystercatchers and a single Grey Plover held their place on the seawall until we approached. A large flock of Golden Plover were seen towards Topsham together with flocks of Avocet moving up the estuary as the tide retreated. Thanks to Geoff Green for leading.

Posted January 24th, 2019 at 3:06 pm by Jonathan Ruscoe in Bird News