Thurlestone Bay is a bird rich area of the South Hams (part of Devon).

Having lost Thurlestone Marsh.earlier this year when it was drained agreed with Eric Wotton to redraw the patch boundry to include the Avon Estuary which will incorporate the very impressive  South Efford Marsh

 

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TUES 21 AUG 

Reports received today - Eric at South Efford Marsh - 

16BLACK T GODWIT, 5 GREENSHANK , 4 RINGED PLOVER , 2 DUNLIN . The OSPREY watched flying down river .

At South Milton Ley Alan Ringed 44 birds- 10 BLACKCAP, 

1 GARDEN WARBLER , 6 REED WARBLER, 18 SEDGE WARBLER, 1 KINGFISHER , 1 GREAT SP WOODY . 150 + SWALLOW and aSWIFT FLEW OVER .

 

MON 20 AUG 

Yesterday the morning was low cloud/mist and drizzle, today thick 

fog ( 200yds viz ) until 10.40 . No wind .

Once the fog cleared the waders on Yarmer Beach were - 

73 RINGED PLOVER , 6 DUNLIN , 4 SANDERLING . Only 5 GANNET Offshore .

Report Yesterday afternoon of the OSPREY on the Avon Estuary .

Record shots of SEDGE WARBLER in my garden 

SAT 18 AUG 

A cloudy morning with a brisk W wind . After yesterday’s warbler fest had another Garden Watch 90 mins from 07.30 - 31 species logged - 3 CIRL BUNTING , 2 SEDGE WARBLER, 2 CHIFFY , 2 WHITETHROAT, 3 BLACKCAP , 1 GREEN WOODY , 1 TREE PIPIT,

43 BLACK H GULL ( flew down the valley ) 

On South Huish Marsh - 12 BLACK T GODWIT, 3 TEAL , 3JV STONECHAT , 1 WHITETHROAT, 15 GOLDFINCH .

At South Efford Marsh this morning Eric reports - OSPREY ( over the Marsh At 11.00 ) , 7 BLACK T GODWIT , 7 GREENSHANK, 3 COMMON SANDPIPER, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 2 REDSHANK , 220 BLACK H GULL .

OSPREY Aveton Gifford  16 Aug. by Alan Doidge 

FRI 17 AUG 

A calm and sunny early morning with increasing cloud , by 11.00 the NW wind up to F4/5 

Best part of the day was a 50 min Garden Watch from 07.30- 33 species logged including 6 species of Warbler- 3 SEDGE , 1 CHIFFY ,2 WILLOW , 9+ BLACKCAP ( one group of 6 ) 2 WHITETHROAT and best of all a juv GROPPA ., also 2 REED BUNTING , 2 CIRL BUNTING , 

1 SPRAWK .

WADERS On the beaches totalled - 75 RINGED PLOVER , 36 DUNLIN , 3 SANDERLING .

Offshore - 45+ GANNET , 2 FULMAR , 2 SHELDUCK ( flew west ) 

Ringing At South Milton Ley Alan & Dave had 55 new birds -

8 SEDGE , 10 REED , 9 WILLOW WARBLERS , 1 WHITETHROAT, 1 BLACKCAP . At least 25 TREE PIPIT on site of which 12 ringed . Also on site 2 SWIFT , 1 KINFISHER . 

At South Efford Marsh Eric had - 5 BLACK T GODWIT , 7 GREENSHANK , 25 CURLEW , 2 COMMON SANDPIPER , mixed flock of 12DUNLIN/RINGED PLOVER flew through . A report of the OSPREY At 06.30 . and late afternoon , also 5 GREEN SANDPIPER at 17.45 

 

Record shots of SANDERLING & GREEN SANDPIPER 

THURS 16 AUG 

Early morning heavy rain followed by 100% cloud and by late morning some brief sunny intervals. Wind SW F3 .

joine Roger at S Huish Marsh At 09.00- 8 BLACK T GODWIT ,

5 SNIPE , 2 TEAL .

At 10.30 - 11.45 at Leasfoot Beach - 50 DUNLIN, 8 RINGED PLOVER , 6 SANDERLING , amongst 20 PIED WAGTAIL were 2 ad WHITE WAGTAIL . Offshore - 4 COMMON SCOTER , 45 GANNET , 2 FULMAR, 4 MANX SHEARWATER.

At 16.10 a call from Eric - an OSPREY OVER South Efford Marsh/ River Avon - watched from the end of the tidal road for 30 mins until it caught 2 fish when it flew off to feed .A LITTLE GREBE on the river , on the marsh 7 GREENSHANK, CURLEW flock , 3COMMON SANDPIPER , 1 GREEN SANDPIPER .

From Alan’s  photos the Osprey shows a Blue ring with 11 , will try to obtain further details 

 

WED 15 AUG 

Another cloudy morning with a ligh F2/3 SW breeze .

On South Huish Marsh - 8 BLACK T GODWIT ( 7 flew off up the valley @09.35 ) , 4 DUNLIN & 2 RINGED PLOVER ( they flew off W @ 09.50 ) 1 GREEN SANDPIPER . The surprise of the morning was briefly on view in the Copse - a WOOD WARBLER ( 184 ) - this is my first autumn record , still a rare migrant in Spring ,.

At 10.55 on Leasfoot Beach - 32 DUNLIN , 12 RINGED PLOVER , 

4 SANDERLING . 

At 11.20 on Yarmer Beach - 36 RINGED PLOVER , 14 DUNLIN , 2 SANDERLING 

Through my garden to day - 6 BLACKCAP ( family party ) , 

1 WHITETHROAT, 1M CIRL BUNTING .

A SWIFT Reported from South Milton Ley this pm .

RINGED PLOVER & SANDERLING On Leasfoot Beach 14 Aug 

TUES 14 AUG 

A cloudy morning ,with low cloud and drizzle up to 10.00 . A brisk F4/5 W wind .

All the waders were on Leasfoot Beach this morning until visitors / does spooked them - 49 RINGED PLOVER , 45 DUNLIN , 12 SANDERLING, 1 WHIMBREL .

OFFSHORE - 75 GANNET , 1 KITTIWAKE, 2 FULMAR, 14 MANX SHEARWATER, 6 BALEARIC SHEARWATER - W 

On South Huish Marsh - 8 BLACK T GODWIT , 4 LITTLE EGRET, 1 SAND MARTIN 

Alan Ringed 40 new birds at South Milton Ley - 1 BLACKCAP, 

11 REED WARBLER, 24 SEDGE WARBLER, 3 WILLOW WARBLER, 

also on site - 1 juv MARSH HARRIER flew NW at 09.30, 

150 SWALLOW , 15 HOUSE MARTIN , BARN OWL reported o/night 

At Aveton Gifford Eric had a juv SPOT FLY , NUTHATCH .

MON 13 AUG .

A morning of sunny periods with an increasing WNW F4/5 wind . 

Joined by Graham and briefly by Bob and Chris 

Big influx of Waders on the beaches - 

Leasfoot Beach-40 SANDERLING, 50 RINGED PLOVER , 55 DUNLIN, 

1 TURNSTONE, 1 COMMON SANDPIPER 

YARMER BEACH - 42 RINGED PLOVER , 15 DUNLIN , 1 WHIMBREL 

Offshore - 50+ GANNET , 15 KITTIWAKE, 2 FULMAR, 1JUV MED GULL 

9 MANX S’WATER ( raft on sea too far out to count ) 

On South Huish Marsh - 8BLACK T GODWIT, 2 DUNLIN , 1 RINGED PLOVER ,2 SNIPE , 1 WHEATEAR 

On the rocks only 7MED GULL ( 6 juv )

By the footbridge a SWIFT flew over 

At South Efford Marsh Eric reports - 6 GREENSHANK , 4 COMMON SANDPIPER, 9 DUNLIN , 1 RINGED PLOVER 6 CURLEW , 5 JUV 

MED GULL 

 

SUN 12 AUG 

FIRST SOME LATE NEWS FROM JAMES AT HOPE COVE -FRI 10 AUG 

1 ARCTIC SKUA-E @1938 , 1SOOTY SHEARWATER -W @10.28 

SAT 11 AUG - 1 ARCTIC SKUA -W @18.42 , 1 BONXIE -W @19.08 , 160+ MANX SHEARWATER .

AT South Efford Marsh late Sat afternoon - 40 DUNLIN , 9 RINGED PLOVER .

This morning after a night of heavy rain poor off shore viz with an F7 SSW WIND and rough seas Seawatching from 07.45 - 09.45 from the cafe - 700 + GANNET, 1 ARCTIC TERN -E @ 08.10 , lots of Gulls -

150+ LESSER B B GULL , 100+ GREAT B B GULL , 2 KITTIWAKE,

a new patch record of 40MED GULL( 4ad , 3 2s , 35 juv ) , 

240 + MANX SHEARWATER ( inc a raft of 100 + on the sea ) , 8 BALEARIC SHEARWATER , 2 SOOTY SHEARWATER- E AT 08.50 & 08.55, 5 COMMON SCOTER -E 

On the Marsh - 3 BLACK T GODWIT , 1 DUNLIN .

JAMES AT HOPE - 1 ARCTIC SKUA -E @08.55 , also commented on large numbers of Manx and some BALEARIC .

This afternoon through my garden , 3 SWIFT , 3 CIRL BUNTING , 2 WHITETHROAT , 2 BLACKCAP , 1 WILLOW WARBLER .

Record shots of WHEATER & RUFF WITH BLACK TAILED  GODWIT

SAT 11 AUG 

A cloudy morning with frequent showers , no wind , poor offshore viz in the showers . Sign of wader passage with 10 species recorded 

Offshore - 130 GANNET, 10 BALEARIC SHEARWATER, 1 SANDWICH TERN , 4 KITTIWAKE .

On the beach / rocks - 6 DUNLIN, 17 RINGED PLOVER , 5 SANDERLING , 1 GREY PLOVER , 7 OYSTERCATCHER , 1 COMMON SANDPIPER . 1 WHEATEAR , 15 MED GULL ( 3ad, 12 juv ) .

On South Huish Marsh - 3 BLACK T GODWIT , 1juv RUFF , 1SNIPE 

2 TEAL , 3 LITTLE EGRET 

Looks like some strong winds and heavy rain o/night.

Late News from Nick of a flock of 50 Waders on rocks below Bob’s carpark / Leasfoot Beach - 6 TURNSTONE , 6 SANDERLING , 

38 RINGED PLOVER .

FRI 10 AUG 

Heavy rain o/night , showers this morning , a WSW F6/7 wind produced rough seas .

A seawatch from the carpark produced - 205 GANNET , 3 FULMAR , 

3 KITTIWAKE, 250 MANX S’WATER ( inc a single flock of 200 ) ,

3 BALEARIC S’WATER, 1 SOOTY SHEARWATER ( W at 09.35 ) 

16 MED GULL ( 6 ad 10 juv ) 

No waders on the Marsh .

Eric reports from South Efford Marsh - 1GREEN SANDPIPER, 

9 DUNLIN, 7 GREENSHANK, 1 RINGED PLOVER, 28 CUTLEW. , 1JUV MED GULL, 25 SWALLOW 

 

THURS 9 AUG 

A morning of sunny periods with a F2/3 NW wind .

Nothing of interest on the Marsh , however offshore one of the largest Gull flocks in a feeding frenzy - at least 4000 HERRING , 

200 BLACK HEADED + 50 juv . On the rocks amongst a flock of 

100+ BLACK HEADED a new record total of 28 MED GULL ( 7ad,

2 2s , 19 juv ) , also 1 WHIMBREL 

News from Alan who was ringing at South Milton Ley - A 1st year 

MARSH HARRIER Spent 10 mins mid morning quartering the Reed beds .Birds ringed - 21 SEDGE WBLR, 11 REED WARBLER, 

24 WILLOW WARBLER , 1 BLACKCAP , 1 WHITETHROAT. 

On site - 2 TAWNY OWL, 50 SWALLOW , 10 HOUSE MARTIN , family p arty of COAL TIT 

TUES 7 AUG 

Alan ringing at South Milton Ley , only 26 new birds inc -

6 BLACKCAP , 1CHIFFY , 1 GARDEN WARBLER , 4 REED WARBLER , 4 SEDGE WARBLER , 7 WILLOW WARBLER . Also on site - 2TREE PIPIT (183 ) First this year ! ., Both GREEN & GREAT SP WOODY , 2 SPOT FLY , 1 TREECREEPER .

Moving through my garden - 6 BLACKCAP , 2 WHITETHROAT , 

1 WILLOW WARBLER , GREEN WOODY 

Next post Thurs 9 Aug 

 

HERON ON SEAWEED & almost A flying bird !

SUN 5 AUG 

Averywarm sunny ? morning , Wind ESE 3/4 .Car parks full mid morning . 

South Huish Marsh - 3 SNIPE FLEW OFF E at 10.30.Plenty of Hirundines around— 30 SWALLOW, 35 HOUSE MARTIN , 3 SAND MARTIN 

 

SAT 4 AUG 

A late morning visit to South Huish Marsh produced 2 DUNLIN , 

1 RINGED PLOVER , At 12.00 a GREEN SANDPIPER flew off N East 

( my first record here this year ). Over the Marsh - 30 HOUSE MARTIN , 10 SWALLOW , 1 SAND MARTIN. By the footbridge 

2 juv WHITETHROAT .

 In Nicks garden a SPOTTED FLY , at 18.00 through my garden 2 juv WHITETHROAT, 1 juv BLACKCAP .

Ringing At South MiltonLey Alan caught 91 birds of 12 species inc -

38 WILLOW WARBLER , 25 SEDGE WARBLER , 7 REED WARBLER , 

2 GARDEN WARBLER, 4 WHITETHROAT, 3 CHIFFY , 2 BLACKCAP , 

2 BULLFINCH, 2 SONG THRUSH .

FRI 3 AUG

Avisit to South Efford Marsh this morning ( Eric away in Berkshire ),

a lovely morning in the peace and quiet of the hide - 8 species of waders - 6 GREENSHANK, 1 REDSHANK , 1 RINGED PLOVER , 

8 COMMON SANDPIPER, 29 CURLEW, 1 WHIBREL , 1 OYSTERCATCHER,5 BLACK T GODWIT, 6 SHELDUCK, 2 TEAL , 13 LITTLE EGRET , 4 HERON , 

1JUV MED GULL 1 SPRAWK , 1 BLACKCAP, 1 SEDGE WARBLER, 

1 GARDEN WARBLER 

POOR RECORD SHOT OF 2 WOOD SANDPIPER - 1 AUG 

WED 1 AUG 

A nice sunny morning with a light Sw breeze .

Started with a 45min Garden Watch from 07.25 - 27 species recorded inc 1m REED BUNTING , JUV BLACKCAP , CHIFFY , 

SKYLARK , 15 SWIFT , CIRL BUNTING 

On the beach 5 SANDERLING , 1 DUNLIN , Offshore amongst a flock of 250 + H ERRING GULL BEHIND A trawler - 5 GREAT B B GULL , 

2 GANNET , 1 JUV COMMON GULL .

On South Huish Marsh At 10.00  2 WOOD SANDPIPER ( 182 ) -At 10.40 they flew off calling high SE , also 1 DUNLIN , 1 REDSHANK , 

60 MALLARD , 1 TEAL, 3 RAVEN ( over ) 

Nick had a juv WHEATEAR On the Golf Course near Yarmer Beach

This morning Alan ringed 92 new birds inc - 16REED WARBLER , 

41 SEDGE WARBLER, 1 GROPPA , 2 WILLOW WARBLER , 4 CHIFFY , 2WHITETHROAT , 5 BLACKCAP , 2 SONG THRUSH ,.Also On site

GREEN WOODY , 20 SWIFT 

TUES 31 JULY 

 Sunshine back , F3/4 SW wind , good offshore viz , but few birds around . Joined by Graham this morning .

On South Huish Marsh a COMMON SANDPIPER , on the coast path a juv WHITETHROAT.

Seawatch from Warren Pt for 2 hours only produced - 17 GANNET , 

2AD 1JUV MED GULL , 1 FULMAR , 1 MANX S’WATER , 1 WHIMBREL 

This morning Nick had 25 SWIFT over South Milton , this afternoon 15 flew over my garden 

Eric reports from South Efford Marsh this afternoon - 26 CURLEW , 1 WHIMBREL, 5 GREENSHANK .

MON 30 JULY 

A cloudy morning , offshore viz better today . SW F 3/4 increasing to F5 , Still rough seas .

An early visit to South Huish Marsh only produced a LITTLE EGRET .

Decided to seawatch from Warren Pt -09.30- 12.20 

103 GANNET , 2JY Y L GULL , 2AD 3JV MED GULL , 17 MANX S’WATER, 1 SOOTY S’WATER-E ( 10.55 ) 1 BALEARIC S’WATER ( E

12.10 ) , 2 WHIMBREL , 1 M COMMON SCOTER .

At 08.10 James had 2 ARCTIC SKUA flying west .

SUN 29 JULY 

After a stormy night with heavy rain , F9 SSW Winds a disappointing morning - very poor offshore viz and rough seas made it very difficult to pick up birds .In 2 hours from  07.30- 135 GANNET ( today 90% were Adults ) 1 FULMAR , 1JV MED GULL , 1 WHIMBREL .

On South Huish Marsh just 5 DUNLIN .

Bird of the day Reported by James watching at Hope Cove At 10.15 

a STORM PETREL ( 181 ) 

SAT 28 JULY 

First big blow for ages - o/night rain followed by a morning with sunny periods , F7+ WSW wind producing rough seas. Bay watched from the car park 07.40-10.20 -

465 GANNET ( 60% were juv ) - mainly E , 27 KITTIWAKE -E , 

5 FULMAR , 5 AD MED GULL , 2 COMMON GULL , 3 SANDWICH TERN . 2 AUKS -E . 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE MORNING - SHEARWATERS - 1 CORY’S (E@07.57 ( (179 ), 4 SOOTY (Singles At 08.05, 10.08. 2 @10.12 )

(180 ), only 8 MANX 

Earlier in the week Nick had upto 4 SPOT FLY in his garden at South Milton .

F 10 S/SW WINDS and rain from early Sunday morning 

FRI 27 JULY 

A complete change in the weather this morning- 100% cloud with light rain showers until 10.30 .

A couple of pieces of late news for yesterday - 8 COMMON SANDPIPER Reported at Aveton Gifford.

James K had good views of the RISSO’S DOLPHIN late afternoon , whilst. Ian ( lives at Link Flats ) fishing in the Bay had views down to 30 feet 

Spent the morning at South Huish Marsh - 6 MIPIT , 8 SWALLOW , 

20 HOUSE MARTIN , 1 SWIFT . On the rocks 5 SANDWICH TERN , 

4AD 8JUV MED GULL , 1 COMMON GULL , Offshore - 12 GANNET, 

4 KITTIWAKE , 3 MANX SHEARWATER.

THURS 26 JULY 

Another sunny ( high cloud late morning ) warm day , light SW breeze.

Overnight Jon had a BARN OWL by South Milton Ley , ringing there this morning Alan caught 42new birds inc- 8 REED WARBLER ,

7 SEDGE WARBLER, 6 BLACKCAP, 1 CHIFFY, 8 WILLOW WARBLER , 

1 GARDEN WARBLER, 2 WHITETHROAT . On site both GREAT SP & 

GREEN WOODY .

I spent 2.5 hours from 09.00 on Warren Pt - a pod of 15+ Common Dolphin towards Burgh Island At 09.30 , from 09.15- 11.15 regular sightings of a RISSO’ S DOLPHIN ( very nice ) .

offshore - 9 COMMON SCOTER flew W , 1 BALEARIC SHEARWATER E @10.42 . On the rocks - 4 SANDERLING , 3 DUNLIN , 3 RINGED PLOVER, 2 WHIMBREL , 4 COMMON SANDPIPER.

Looks like some interesting weather on Sunday F8 S WINDS with some heavy rain in the morning -.!

WED 25 JULY 

Another very sunny and warm day  with a light breeze .

Alan D was at Warren Pt before me , I arrived at 09.00- between us we had - 3 REDSHANK ( on rocks ) , 4 SANDERLING , 6 RINGED PLOVER , 1 DUNLIN , 2 WHIMBREL. Offshore - 20 GANNET , 2 FULMAR , 2 AD MED GULL. 2 large flocks of HERRING GULL well out contained over 800 birds , could not locate anything else amongst them 

Unfortunately no sign of the RISSO’S Dolphins.

TUES 24 JULY

 Another sunny and warm morning , little breeze resulting in a very calm sea , joined by Graham today .

Very few birds around - Offshore -12GANNET , 1 AUK , 3 MANX SHEARWATER. 

Yesterday I watched 2 large Cetacean off Warren Pt , only got brief views . This morning watched a pod of 7 RISSO’S DOLPHIN for 1.5 hours - started off Warren Pt then gradually swam across the Bay towards Bolt Tail . Took some time and videos on YouTube to positively identify , not seen this specie before, although Pete Aley had 1 in Plymouth Sound in June .

7 SAND MARTIN flew through along wth 12 Hose Martin .

On South Huish Marsh only 1 HERON 

Over my garden this afternoon -22 SWIFT , 30 SWALLOW , 10 HOUSE MARTIN .A GREEN WOODY in flight nearby 

At South Efford Marsh Eric reports - 26 CURLEW , 6 GREENSHANK , 

4 REDSHANK , 3 COMMON SANDPIPER, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER.

MON 23 JULY

A cloudy morning with some light drizzle, poor viz offshore .

Spent the morning at Warren Pt / Yarmer Beach -

10 RINGED PLOVER , 3 SANDERLING , 1 DUNLIN , 17 OYSTERCATCHER, , 1M 4JUV STONECHAT , 3 GANNET , 2 LITTLE EGRET, 1 HERON , 1 SKYLARK.

Additional News for Sunday - at T’stone Marsh the SWALLOW roost at 21.25 was 1700+ . Alan D reports 2 WHIMBREL, 4 RINGED PLOVER , 1 SANDERLING , 1 2S MED GULL , 1 JUV WHEATEAR On Yarmer Beach 

REED AND SEDGE WARBLER in the reeds On 21 July 

SUN 22 JULY 

A day for the sun worshipers.

Very few birds around a SEDGE WARBLER , 25 HOUSE MARTIN , 20 SWALLOW AT South Huish Marsh .

Offshore just a single GANNET . An interesting vessel moving through the Bay At 11.00 - Solent Guardian Survey Ship - perhaps his Sat Nav not working properly 

SAT 21 JULY 

A cloudy morning after some light o/night showers .

On the rocks an AD MED GULL , 1 WHIMBREL( flew east at 08.30 )

A 20 min watch of the Reed beds by the footbridge was very good , probably due to the o/night showers - 1 COOT ( juv ) , 8 REED WARBLER , 5 SEDGE WARBLER , 3 WHITETHROAT, 2 CHIFFY , 

3 REED BUNTING , RINGED PLOVER (flew over ) .

A GREEN WOODY feeding on our scorched lawn was a surprise .

News from Alan of ringing sessions on Tues / Wed -114 new birds 

including- 32 BLACKCAP, 16 CHIFFY , 24 REED WARBLER , 

11 SEDGE WARBLER , 2 WHITETHROAT, 1 WILLOW WARBLER ( first of the autumn passage ) 2 PIED WAGTAIL . 2 GREY WAG on site 

and a UK control REED WARBLER .

FRI 20 JULY 

With news breaking late yesterday of a Black Stork at Avon Dam , Spent the morning with Eric at South Efford Marsh and the north marsh up to Hatch Bridge - unfortunately no sign of any Stork . 

Sightings - 3 GREENSHANK , 26 CURLEW , 1 WHIMBREL, 1 COMMON SANDPIPER , 1 KINGFISHER , 1 GARDEN WARBLER, 2 JAY .

 

 

THURS 19 JULY 

High cloud dispersed to leave a sunny warm morning with a light SW breeze .

Offshore only 2 GANNET , Whilst at Hope James had 4 distant 

COMMON SCOTER .

At South Huish Marsh 4 DUNLIN and a first July record for a SNIPE .

Around 100 SWALLOW , 8 SAND MARTIN , 15 HOUSE MARTIN,

3 SWIFT 

Eric had a GREEN SANDPIPER by the road bridge at Aveton Gifford at 07.30 

Photos for 4 July - SANDWICH TERN ( almost a breeding display , presenting a sand eel ) , MARBLED WHITE , MED GULL , DUNLIN ,

JUV BLACK H GULL 

SEDGE WARBLER ( with nest material ) , LITTLE EGRET , SPOONBILL

& CURLEW ( long range shot ) South Efford Marsh 

GREYLAG GOOSE ON THE ROCKS THIS MORNING 

RECORD SHOTS OF SKYLARK & SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 6 JUNE 

TEAL & WHITETHROAT 4 JUNE 

RECORD SHOTS OF GREY L GOOSE , 

RED C POCHARD -F , REDSTART-  F 

SANDERLING - 4 MAY 

WHIMBREL & BAR T GODWIT 3 MAY 

PHOTOS OF THE PECTORAL SANDPIPER, CURLEW SANDPIPER AND 

DUNLIN At South Huish Marsh  / rocks 1 May 2018

BAR T GODWIT , 2 POOR RECORD SHOTS OF THE CURLEW SANDPIPER - SOUTH HUISH MARSH 30 APRIL 

Some alterations to the format of the pages , the historical page will now provide access to the older trip reports and previous years records .

will be revamping the Photos page over the next few weeks 

Record shot the 1wGLAUCOUS GULL AT South Huish Marsh 5April 

RED N GREBE , SCAUP AT BEESANDS LEY 7 MARCH

GARGANEY ON SOUTH HUISH MARSH 6 MAR 

PHOTOS 4 MAR South Huish Marsh -GARGANEY , SANDWICH TERN & MED GULL , RUFF , KNOT 

PHOTOS 23 FEB - CATTLE AND LITTIE EGRET ON THURLESTONE MARSH , WIGEON AT SOUTH HUISH MARSH ALSO AN AD MED GULL 

Thurs 18 Jan - THURLESTONE MARSH 08.00

LOOK WHAT WAS OUTSIDE MY BEDROOM WINDOW AT 08.00

17 JAN 

A nice year garden tick , on the scrape behind my garden at 11.15

30 DEC , also 2 HERON &8MALLARD 

A FITTING FESTIVE BIRD - A PARTRIDGE IN A -------

THESE WERE IN A FIELD AT HUXTON CROSS THIS MORNING 

Photos of the AMERICAN WIGEON / WIGEON AT South Huish Marsh 14 DEC 

LAPWING BEEN ON HIS OWN SINCE EARLY NOV AT SOUTH HUISH MARSH 27 NOV 

RECORD SHOTS OF SANDERLING on the rocks 21 NOV 2017 

CATTLE EGRET AND WHEATEAR around South Huish Marsh Oct 2017

CURLEW SANDPIPER, BAR TAILED GODWIT, LITTLE STINT All on South Huish Marsh 26 Sept 2017

Photos taken 18 Sept 2017 at South Efford Marsh of 

BAR T GODWIT, REDSHANK, GREENSHANK , CATTLE EGRET 

Photos from my new P900 camera - GREY PHALAROPE at South Milton Sands and on South Huish Marsh on 12 Sept 2017

Record shots of BLACK SWAN ( lots of glare ) and LITTLE EGRET Avon Estuary  18 Aug 2017 

Photo of PEC SANDPIPER taken by Alan Doidge Sept 2016

Some more of the fab photos from Alan Doidge of the bird of the year for Thurlestone- they are superb

A nice record shot from James K of a BRAMBLING at Huxton Cross on 24 January 2017

2 more photos from Alan D of a WHITE FRONTED GOOSE and a 1w

ICELAND GULL taken at the end of Feb at South Huish Marsh

2 more photos of the GLAUCOUS GULL taken by Alan D at South Huish Marsh 3 APRIL 2017 

Photos of the SPOONBILL and CATTLE EGRET from James K and SPOONBILL by Steve Hopper at South Huish Marsh on 5 April

2 photos of CATTLE EGRETS at South Efford Marsh 13 July 2017

taken by Alan Doidge

Record shot of the GARGANEY on South Huish Marsh on 16 March

by Alan Doidge 

A nice close up of the bill of the WHITE FRONTED GOOSE at South Huish Marsh taken by James K

Whist waiting for auditions for the remake of Last of the Summer Wine our photographic agent Steph Murphy took this publicity shot at Broadsands this morning of Eric Tony and myself

Photos of the DESERT WHEATEAR 13 Nov 2016 from Alan Doidge

YELLOW BROWED WARBLER at South Milton Ley 19 Oct

PURPLE HERON - Some more photos from Alan Doidge

PURPLE HERONS at South Huish Marsh

2 photos from Alan Doidge  taken 24 April 2016

Some stunning photos of  SQUACCO HERON by Alan Doidge

SQUACCO HERONS.

Consensus of opinion is there is at least 2 birds in the South Hams area . Confirmed by simultaneous sights last night of birds at Beesands Ley and at Prawle Point . Still one bird on the Scillies. Until comparison of photos  can be made the jury will have to be out on whether the South Milton bird on Wed was another one !

Record shot of male Red Backed Shrike South Huish Marsh 9 July
GLOSSY IBIS - South Huish Marsh 19 Nov 2015 - Alan Doidge
ISABELLINE SHRIKE
ISABELLINE SHRIKE - SOUTH HUISH MARSH 14 OCT 2015- photos by Alan Doidge and Richard Stafford

2014

Crane at South Huish Marsh 20 Oct 2014- Alan Doidge