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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Bowling Green Marsh

A look from the hide at Bowling Green Marsh this morning got me numerous Eurasian Wigeon and Common Teal , around a dozen Northern Pintail , 2 Grey Heron , a Common Sandpiper and a couple of Grey Squirrel .
I then went to my favourite part of the marsh the area around the viewing platform as I have had a few good birds around there in the past but not a lot was seen today with the most numerous bird being the European Robin with 20+ seen , also seen were 8 Winter Wren , 4 Dunnock , 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk , a Eurasian Jay and 2 Eurasian Nuthatch and a look from the viewing platform only got me a Grey Wagtail .

Eurasian Nuthatch ( Sitta europaea ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon


Grey Squirrel ( Sciurus carolinensis ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon


Thursday, 22 September 2016

Pectoral Sandpiper

Today saw me up at Meare Heath in Somerset looking for a juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper and the bird showed quite well but was always a bit distant to be able to get anything more then just record photographs , it was on the main scrape along with 4 Little Stint , 4 Ruff , 3 Common Ringed Plover , 2 Green Sandpiper , 2 Red Knot , 3 Common Snipe & 2 Eurasian Hobby , I then went and had a look at the Ham Wall Reserve where there was 4 Great White Egret , a Great Bittern , 2 Little Grebe and 2 Western Marsh Harrier .... also seen were quite a few Iberian Water Frogs .