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Monday, 29 August 2016

Migrants

The weather was glorious this morning so I went down to have a look around the top fields at Gore Lane in Exmouth and between 6.30 to 9.30 the birding was quite good as I saw 9 Northern Wheatear , a female Common Redstart , a Common Whitethroat , 2 juvenile Willow Warbler and a Common Chiffchaff , birds were also seen flying over with 5 Yellow Wagtail and a Grey Wagtail seen .
Later in the afternoon a look at Bowling Green Marsh got me the Eurasian Spoonbill that has been on the marsh for a few days , 2 Spotted Redshank , a juvenile Ruff , 3 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper , the long staying juvenile Wood Sandpiper , a Common Sandpiper , 2 Red Knot and a new in juvenile Little Stint the first for the marsh this year !

Northern Wheatear ( 1st winter ) ( Oenanthe oenanthe ) . The Gore Lane Area . Exmouth . Devon


Common Redstart ( Phoenicurus phoenicurus ) . The Gore Lane Area . Exmouth . Devon


Common Whitethroat ( Sylvia communis ) . The Gore Lane Area . Exmouth . Devon


Saturday, 27 August 2016

Common Kingfisher

A look at the Clyst Estuary this morning got me this male Common Kingfisher that flew in and landed on the post but was gone again in a flash , also seen were a few Common Greenshank , a Sandwich Tern and quite a few feeding Grey Mullet .
On Bowling Green Marsh the superb Wood Sandpiper was still showing very well along with the Eurasian Spoonbill , 2 Common Sandpiper , a Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Red Knot , also seen was a Eurasian Nuthatch .

Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis ) . The Clyst Estuary . Topsham . Devon


Wood Sandpiper ( Tringa glareola ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon