Topsham

watched from 09:30 till 15:00

A good morning with 2 different Ospreys the first an Adult fishing of the Goat walk just after 10:15 before flying down estuary towards Lympstone chased by 2 carrion crows it gave great views and severall locals managed to get good views of their first osprey

The second Osprey was a smart juv over Bowling green marsh at around 11:50 it showed well before rising on a thermal and eventually drifted of North up the river clyst

other highlights were watching a stunning male kingfisher just down from the quay in topsham flying only a couple of feet from me sat on the benches no bins needed 2 juv sandwich terns were flying around.

A nuthatch and great spotted woodpecker were In trees in Rivers meet house 

From the hide at bowling green marsh 1 juv ruff, 2 adult spotted redshanks, 300+ redshanks , 30+ dunlin, 2 knot, 400+ black tailed godwits, 1 hobby, 4 greenshanks, 14+ little egrets, 15+ lapwing, 2 yellow wagtails , over calling, 1 avocet.

from goosemoor , another juv ruff, 6+ dunlin, 14+ greenshank.

Posted September 6th, 2015 at 8:28 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News