Around topsham

Watched from 14:50 till 16:30

Bowling green marsh 14:50 till 15:30 

654+ Avocet numbers slightley down on last 2 days but still an excellent count for the marsh, 1 spotted redshank among good numbers of dunlin, black tailed godwits and lapwing and a few bar tailed godwits, 4 pochard, 6 gadwall.1 water rail close to the gate to the path to the viewing platform,

From the goat walk 5 red breasted mergansers

From the Quay and topsham rec 16:00 till 16:30

Another amazing display from the starlings pre roost,  numbers built quickly with groups coming from all directions 1 group of 1000+ flew over us as we walked to topsham rec estimate at least 20000 to 25000 the weather is supposed to be good tomorrow afternoon so hoping for another good display best watched from topsham rec.

Water rail
Water rail

Posted December 2nd, 2014 at 9:44 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News