Around topsham

watched from 09:00 till 17:00

The star bird of the day was a female marsh harrier twice this afternoon over the marsh at 13:40 and then again at 16:14 causing havoc amongst the roosting waders giving fantastic views and my first on the marsh. 

5+ curlew sandpipers among 170+ dunlin, 23+ knot, 3 juv spotted redshanks, 3 juv ruff(2m,1f), 900+ black tailed godwits, 70+ bar tailed godwits, 12+ avocet including one coloured ringed will send of details, 1 golden plover, 20+ grey plover, 1 whimbrel, among 400+ curlew, 22+ little egrets, 240+ redshanks, 6+ greenshanks, 1 pintail, 4 shoveler, 85+ wigeon, 115+ teal, 26+ long tailed tits, 5+ water rail ( 2 from hide, 3 from viewing platform), 3 Cetti's warblers , 10+ goldcrests , 6+ chiffchaffs, 2 nuthatch and my first mistle thrush of the autumn, 1 jay, 2 great spotted woodpecker, 1 green woodpecker. 

From the viewing platform this morning 26+ grey plover.

from the goat walk this morning 527+ dunlin, 1 grey wagtail and 1 common sandpiper this afternoon. 

Another good day around the marsh. 

 

Posted October 14th, 2013 at 7:06 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News