Wednesday, 26 October 2016
We decided to have a days birding at Portland Bill in Dorset today and when we were about halfway there my phone went off telling me that a Pine Bunting had been found in one of the nets there , we arrived to find a few birders in the field where they had released the bird into but I don't think it was ever seen again ! so we walked around the fields and saw a ringtail Hen Harrier , a Ring Ouzel , around 60 Common Linnet , 5 male and a female Common Stonechat , 6 Common Kestrel and at Reap Lane we saw a Eurasian Turtle Dove a bird that is becoming quite rare in the South West of England now !!
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
A walk around Topsham this afternoon with Sue with our first stop being at Bowling Green Marsh where we saw 2 Greylag Geese , 50+ Common Teal , 6 Northern Shoveler , a male Gadwall , 1000+ Dunlin , numerous Black-Tailed Godwit , 6 Bar-Tailed Godwit , 5 Grey Plover & 2 Red Knot , away from the lake Common Buzzard , Common Raven and a Eurasian Jay were also seen, a look at the Clyst Estuary then got us 30+ Pied Avocet and 12 Grey Mullet