River Plym

1 male and 2 redhead goosander, 7 male and 5 female Mandarin duck, 1 kingfisher and a grey wagtail along the River Plym between Marsh Mills and Plymbridge.

From the Cann Quarry viaduct a marsh tit, a kingfisher at the Quarry pond and the same or another flying along the River.

Blaxton Meadow had 4 male and a female wigeon with shelducks and along the River a greenshank, 7 oystercatcher and 2 female red breasted merganser.

Finally found a treecreeper in Saltram Woods!

But best of all at 15:00hrs a very smart 1st Winter Iceland Gull bathing in the River downriver from the Rowing Club before being disturbed by a fisherman in a canoe, flying off over Laira Bridge and out of sight (presumably the bird seen this morning on Drakes Island).

Glaucous Gull
Iceland Gull

Glaucous Gull
Iceland Gull

Mandarin Ducks
Mandarin Ducks

Posted February 4th, 2014 at 5:07 pm by Stuart Green in General Birding