Around Topsham

Viewed 1000-1600hrs,

At Bowling Green Marsh 6 Pintail (3-pair) + 1 Avocet + c400 Black Tailed Godwit + 9 Bar Tailed Godwit + c45 Redshank + 7 Curlew + 3 Pochard + 2 Tufted Ducks and good numbers of usual Shoveler, Teal and Wigeon. The 2 Foxes were running fast along the hedgerow before stopping in front the hide, turned around and ran back over to the right far-side of the field.

From the Viewing Platform 2 Kingfishers sat on Rivermeet House wall + Greenshank right of the platform and Red Breasted Merganser in channel + Common Gull + c150 Black Headed Gulls. No Avocets seen from the platforn or the Goatwalk on the outgoing tide.

Walking back along the road a Snipe was was close-by the gates between the 2 fields.

At Goosemoor 4 Greenshank + 25 Redshank + c60 Black Tailed Godwits and usual numbers of Teal and Wigeon.

Darts Farm the 2 Penduline Tits (female) continue to show well all afternoon around the reed-beds and in the trees near the hide.

Penduline Tit at Darts Farm 10-3-2015
Penduline Tit at Darts Farm 10-3-2015

Snipe at Bowling Green Marsh  10-3-2015
Snipe at Bowling Green Marsh 10-3-2015

Kingfisher at BGM Viewing Platform  10-3-2015
Kingfisher at BGM Viewing Platform 10-3-2015

Posted March 10th, 2015 at 7:24 pm by David Boult in General Birding