Plmouth Group Field meeting

6 birders braved the horrendous weather to attend this meeting at West Charleton marsh.  A grey heron and 2 little egrets were soon visible inspite of the heavy rain as we made our way to the splendid hide, accompanied by the sound of several cirl bunting calling.  Once out of wet coats we surveyed both marsh and sea.  The tide rose quite quickly and we soon spotted a whimbrel as well as curlew and a variety of gulls.  One redshank was feeding on the mud.

Excellent views of a willow warbler and cirl bunting were had over the marsh and a green sandpiper was spotted on the scrape.  A visiter from Leeds was lucky to see the flash of a kingfisher.  When we had retraced our steps to the sewage works a grey wagtail and 3 chiffchaff were seen by all and most saw a great spotted woodpecker that had been heard.Overall 40 different species of bird had been seen-not bad in view of the weather  

Posted August 10th, 2015 at 8:29 pm by lesley Goonesekera in Bird News