South Efford Marsh, Aveton Gifford

A late morning / early afternoon visit to the hide at South Efford Marsh, Aveton Gifford produced a bumper number number of species from what I have previously recorded there and a few new species for this location for me, including Water Pipit (2) Bar Tailed Godwits (14 counted initially and another hand full flew in) Widgeon (pair) Around the hide gave very close views of a pair of Wren, Robin and Grey Wagtails, Kingfisher and Little Grebe on the Rv Avon behind the hide. Single Reed Bunting, Stonechat (2) Dunnock, Redshank & Curlew, more Little Egret than I have previously seen, the numbers of Wren and Robin were out of proportion to any previous sightings, Common Sandpiper (2) Redshank (3) Good numbers of both Pied Wagtail and Meadow Pipit, on leaving a Tawny owl was calling from the woods across the river. In total 37 species recorded during this visit, best birding day I have had in a long time.

At home just before 4pm a flock of about 200 Starlings passed over head.

Posted November 17th, 2014 at 4:49 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News