Penhill

I managed to drag our dog out for a walk today, she didn't want to go but was eventually persuaded, although I now have claw marks across my patio. Walked from Roundswell to Fremington Pill and the quay, along the Tarka trail towards Barnstaple, up through Anchor Wood and back to my home in Roundswell. It's a nice comfortable distance to cover for my routine daily exercise.  En route there were five Cattle Egrets seen in a field between Bickington and Muddlebridge (just beyond the speed camera). Along Fremington Pill there were just a few Redshank, Teal, Black headed gulls, a Cormorant and a couple of Oystercatchers. Moving on to Penhill Marsh, there were a good number of Canada Geese, Brent Geese, a couple of Little Egrets, 15 - 20 Curlew (in flight) and in the field opposite the marsh - a lone Greenshank. In the river off Anchor wood were five Goosander (3m + 2f). More geese across the river near Pottington, too far away to Id.  Apologies for the poor quality. 

Catle Egrets
Catle Egrets
Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret

Posted January 11th at 7:08 pm by Martin Bennett in Bird News