BGM & Topsham Recreation Ground

Viewed over the morning tide with Keith.

2+ Spotted Redshank + Ruff + c20 Jays flying to&fro stashing nuts + good numbers of other usual waders and Meadow Pipits

From Viewing Platform

Large group of Gannets could be seen fishing from the Warren bay and over towards Starcross + c3 Great Crested Grebes + c60 Brent Geese + c100 Wigeon + 5 Ravens moving west fying over

Mid-day at Topsham Recreation Ground on my own

Water Pipit landed in from of me in the first clearing from the rowing boat mooring jetty another couple were also looking for it but by the time i turned around they had already left + 6 Common Sandpipers + 7 Greenshank + Peregrine + 2 Kingfishers under M5 bridge near Retreat boatyard.

Walked back to Bowling Green Marsh again mid-afternoon

Awesom display from a Peregrine which had taken out a Wigeon in mid-air just over the right hand pond before seeing off a Buzzard, Raven and a Crow with some acrobatic maneuvers and very loud calling and was really not happy before returning for lunch.

Peregrine
Peregrine

Peregrine
Peregrine

Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Posted October 26th, 2014 at 6:30 pm by David Boult in Bird News