Around topsham

Watched from 14:20 till 16:20

A quick look around after work produced a Spotted redshank in with dunlin, redshanks, bar tailed godwits and black tailed godwits, 2 tufted duck, 4 pochard, 3 gadwall all on Bowling green marsh.

from the viewing platform 600+ Brent geese flew over from darts, 1 water rail, 11 red breasted mergansers , large numbers of dunlin and a few grey plover.

from the goat walk finally found the Avovets on the far side towards turf 2 counts done confirming yesterdays count of 730+ great to see, 40+ golden plover 600+ lapwing, good numbers of dunlin, redshank, grey plover, black tailed godwits, also good numbers of common gulls among yhe black headed gulls.

finally from the quay and then the church in topsham watched a spectacular performance from c25000 Starlings over the reed beds by the Motorway bridge to end a good couple of hours birding. 

 

Posted December 1st, 2014 at 6:09 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News