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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Cattle Egret

I spent a couple of hours early this morning looking around the Bowling Green Marsh area and I was rewarded with a Cattle Egret that flew over the marsh heading towards the Clyst Marshes . On the marsh itself there was 3 Little Egret , 3 Ruff , 2 Whimbrel , 3 Cetti`s Warbler , a European Reed Warbler and a male Blackcap . I then had a look at the Exe Estuary from the goatswalk and I saw 3 Sandwich Tern and another Whimbrel .

I am of to Spain for a week to do some birding with a couple of mates , will update on my return !

Sandwich Tern ( Sterna sandvicensis ) . The Exe Estuary . Devon


Whimbrel ( Numenius phaeopus ) . The Exe Estuary . Devon


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Tuesday 25th April

A trip up to Somerset today with the first stop being at the Meare Heath reserve where we saw 4 Great White Egret , a fly over Great Bittern , a female Western Marsh Harrier , 4 Eurasian Hobby , a distant Little Ringed Plover seen on the back of the scrape , 5 Cetti`s Warbler , a Common Whitethroat and a Garden Warbler .
We then went across to the Ham Wall reserve and we saw another male and female Western Marsh Harrier , a Eurasian Hobby , 5 more Garden Warbler and a single Glossy Ibis ....also seen were 2 female Hairy Dragonfly and a nice Fallow Deer .

Hairy Dragonfly ( Brachytron pratense ) . Ham Wall RSPB . Somerset


Monday, 24 April 2017

A Good Day

The Yarner Wood area was mine and my mate Kens destination this morning with our first stop at Trendlebere Down . And the day started well with 2 Tree Pipit , a singing Garden Warbler , 6 Willow Warbler , a few Lesser Redpoll including a stunning male in breeding plumage and a male and female Yellowhammer .
We then went for a look in the woods where we saw 4 Wood Warbler , a male and 2 female Pied Flycatcher , a male Common Redstart , 2 Eurasian Nuthatch and 2 Brimstone and a Holly Blue Butterflies .

Wood Warbler ( Phylloscopus sibilatrix ) . Yarner Wood . Devon