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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Bearded Reedling

There was still 2 Bearded Reedling showing on Goosemoor in Topsham this morning , but they were a bit more harder to get in the open than the last couple of days .

Bearded Reedling ( Panurus biarmicus ) . Goosemoor . Topsham

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Hen Harrier

Early this morning I went up to the Uphams Plantation area of Woodbury Common as a female Parrot Crossbill has been reported there , I searched the area for a couple of hours without getting anything on the bird , but then again I didn`t see any Crossbill`s at all .
The best bird that I saw was a female Hen Harrier that went across the common quite quickly heading for the Yettington area of the common and its my first on the commons for quite a while , also seen were 4 Common Raven , a European Green Woodpecker and a male European Bullfinch .
I then headed back to Topsham to see if the Bearded Tit`s were still showing and today they were but I only saw one male and a female bird but I expect that the others are still there somewhere .

Common Raven ( Corvus corax ) . Woodbury Common . Devon

Friday, 15 December 2017

Bearded Reedling

News of some Bearded Reedling showing at the Goosemoor Reserve in Topsham had me going down to see if I could see them as it has been quite a while since we have had some local ones . And my luck was in as they were showing quite well but were always a little bit distant while I was there , I managed to see 3 males and 2 female type birds but I expect that there may have been more in the reedbed . Later on in the afternoon I came across some thrushes feeding on a Cantonyaster bush and had very nice views of Redwing and Fieldfare making it a very nice end to the day .

Bearded Reedling ( Panurus biarmicus ) . Goosemoor . Topsham . Devon

Fieldfare ( Turdus pilaris ) . Topsham . Devon