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Friday, 23 March 2018

Water Birds

My early walk around the Topsham Cemetery this morning produced 7 Hawfinch , 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers and a Common Chiffchaff . I then had a look at Bowling Green Marsh at high tide and saw 200+ Black-Tailed Godwit , a single Bar-Tailed Godwit and 50+ Pied Avocet and down by the viewing platform a Water Rail showed very well .
I then made the trip down to Budleigh Salterton where I saw 2 Rock Pipit and a Water Pipit on the cricket pitch , then a walk along the back path on the Otter Marshes got me a European Green Woodpecker and my first singing Common Chiffchaff of the year .

Water Rail ( Rallus aquaticus ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon

Water Pipit ( Anthus spinoletta ) . Budleigh Salterton . Devon

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Eurasian Spoonbill

There was not a lot around today so I stayed local in Topsham . I had an early morning look in the cemetery grounds and saw 7 Hawfinch and a pair of Mistle Thrush .
I then had a look at Bowling Green Marsh where the Eurasian Spoonbill was showing for most of the day and was very close at times , also seen were 200+ Black-Tailed Godwit , 20+ Bar-Tailed Godwit , around 15 Pied Avocet and 3 Common Chiffchaff . Later in the day I had a look at the Recreation Ground and I saw a Northern Wheatear .

Eurasian Spoonbill ( Platalea leucorodia ) . Bowling Green Marsh . Topsham . Devon