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Friday, 25 May 2018

Waders

At the Topsham Recreation Ground today there was over 70+ Sanderling , 2 Curlew Sandpiper with one in full summer plumage and the other in partial , 2 Dunlin , 100+ Black-Tailed Godwit , and a Eurasian Oystercatcher , but they were all a bit distant , a far of Eurasian Hobby that was on the Exminster Marsh side of the River Exe . And also seen were 4 Barn Swallow and a couple of Lesser Black-Backed Gull .

Curlew Sandpiper ( Calidris ferruginea ) . The Topsham Recreation Ground . Devon



Sanderling ( Calidris alba ) . The Topsham Recreation Ground . Devon


Thursday, 24 May 2018

Great Bittern

A trip up to Somerset today with our first stop at Hodders Combe woods where there was 4 Wood Warbler with one showing well and the other 3 heard on call , also seen was a Spotted Flycatcher .
We then went to the Ham Wall reserve and we saw 7 Great White Egret , 4 Great Bittern , 2 male Western Marsh Harrier , 4 Common Cuckoo and a Garden Warbler . We then across the road and had a look at Meare Heath reserve where there were 2 more Great White Egret , 2 Booming Great Bittern and a distant Eurasian Hobby

Great Bittern ( Botaurus stellaris ) Ham Wall . Somerset


Great White Egret ( Casmerodius albus ) . Meare Heath . Somerset