South Hams Coastal

A run round the South Hams this morning found South Efford Marsh a little over subscribed by birders so visited Bantham and South Huish Marsh instead after checking the tidal road at Aveton Gifford, which produced Redshank, Greenshank, Oyster Catcher, Common Sandpiper and a counted 103 Mute swans.

Bantham started off well with a Peregrine passing low overhead, good numbers of Robin, Dunnock and eventually Stonechats, on the river Heron and White Egret, 9 Oyster Catchers, Black Headed, Lesser Black Backed and Herring Gull.

Arrived at South Huish Marsh just as the weather broke nine Brent Geese were in a field along with lots of Canadians and one White domestic type goose, Teal, Shoveller and Mallard duck all present, high numbers of Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, good numbers of Stonechat, Greenfinch and Goldfinch, one fly by Lapwing.

A huge number of Starlings seen feeding in and around a cattle barn at Stockadon farm near Aveton Gifford.

Posted November 18th, 2014 at 6:46 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News