Topsham

Watched from 08:45 till 14:50

started at the hide at bowling green marsh as earlier post also 2 sedge warbler, 5 reed warbler, 4 Cetti's warbler, 10+ little egret over 

goosemoor had 13 knot, 40+ bar tailed godwits, 30+ greenshank. 3 whimbrel

from the viewing platform 12+ sandwich terns, 50+ whimbrel up river seemed to head north, 1 mistle thrush , 3 blackcap , 2 reed warbler, 1 Cetti's warbler , 2 kingfisher, 4 great crested grebe, constant passage of swallows heading west .

headed back into Topsham and about 12:35 had 2 hobby headed over the strand by the Dutch house headed of east decided to look from the quay to check for any more hobby moving over exminster quickly picked up 2 heading from powderham to exminster marsh over the next 2 hours had another 9+ all picked up over powderham heading north onto the marsh with 8 in the air just before I left so final total was at least 13+ birds in the 2 hours I watched . Also  notable movement of swift high over the marsh all heading north with at least 50+ birds and lots of swallows moving through , 1 common sandpiper and 10 more whimbrel headed north.

 

Posted May 1st, 2017 at 5:58 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News