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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2020 Monthly  Review 

ROSS'S GULL 

News this morning ( 12/3 ) the adult bird found on the Marsh on Monday has been located on the Plymouth Estuary giving more Devon birders of seeing this stunning bird .

Both the weekly reviews from Bird Guides & Rare Bird Alert picked it out as the outstanding bird of the week- with supporting photos from Richie Moore and myself .In The Birds of Devon it is described as accidental with only 5 previous records - the last was a 1 summer on the Exe Estuary in May / June 2014.
A very nice addition to the South Huish Marsh ( and the local patch )

species list . This site still keeps turning up some B B  Rarities , 

it is also the 16th specie of Gull that I have recorded on the Marsh 

or offshore .

SAT 19 SEPT 

An overcast morning with an F4 NE wind .

Bay watched 10.00-11.40- Offshore - 2 feeding flocks of GANNET totalling 330 .

Beach - 40 DUNLIN , 6 TURNSTONE, 3 SANDERLING, 5 RINGED PLOVER, 1 WHEATEAR.

South Huish Marsh - 15 BLACK TAILED GODWIT,7 DUNLIN , 2 SNIPE , 20 TEAL, 1 JUV SHOVELER, 1 AD MED GULL , 2 HERON , 4 LITTLE EGRET. At 11.00 a nice juv LITTLE STINT flew in , only 2 SWALLOW , 

50 + LINNET .

At South Efford Marsh Eric reports- 25 DUNLIN , 7 GREENSHANK, 5 REDSHANK, 19 CURLEW, 32 TEAL 

Moths - 33 of 13 species - the CONVOLVULUS HAWK MOTH still in the garden , 5 Large Wainscot, 5 Common Wainscot, 1 Rusty Dot Pearl, 7 Square Spot Rustic, 2 Black Rustic ( NFY ) ,1 Light Emerald , 

4 Large Yellow Underwing, 2 Lesser Yellow Underwing, 1 Least 

Yellow Underwing, 1 Small Square Spot, 2 Snout, 1 Lunar Underwing 

FRI 18 SEPT- CONVOLVULUS HAWK MOTH 

FRI 18 SEPT - WADERS ON THE KELP-KNOT, DUNLIN , SANDERLING RINGED PLOVER

 

A sunny morning with a brisk F7 E wind .

Bay watched 07.50- 11.10 

Offshore - 100 GANNET , 5 RAZORMOT -SE , 1 GOLDEN PLOVER ( 185 ) & 2 CURLEW - all straight up the valley , 2 WIGEON (onto Marsh ) 1 HOBBY .

Beaches - 24 OYSTERCATCHER, 1 KNOT , 8 RINGED PLOVER, 6 TURNSTONE, 5 SANDERLING, 39 DUNLIN, 2 WHEATEAR ( John had 10 on the Golf Course around Warren Pt ) 

 

Viz Mig - 120 SWALLOW, 30 HOUSE MARTIN, 4 SISKIN , 39 MIPIT , 

5 PIED WAGTAIL.

On South Huish Marsh - 6 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 5 SNIPE, 2 DUNLIN, 32 TEAL, 30 PIED WAGTAIL.

Moths - only 15 of 11 species - too windy , however a superb 

CONVOLVULUS HAWK MOTH ( NFY ) - one of the largest moths with a wing span of 50-55 mm - an immigrant from S Europe or North Africa , also - 1 Common Wainscot, 2 Large Wainscot, 4 Large Yellow Underwing, 1 Broard Bordered Yellow Underwing, 1 Snout, 2 Brimstone, 1 Burnished Brass , 1 Small Square Spot , 1 Square Spot Rustic, 1 Lunar Underwing.

 

THURS 17 SEPT 

Started cloudy with a sunny morning from 10.00, brisk F7 ENE Wind .Bay watched 07.50-11.00 - offshore - 205 GANNET , 3 FULMAR, 2 TEAL ( on sea ) , 6 RAZORMOT.

Viz Mig - 225 SWALLOW , 140 HOUSE MARTIN , 6 SAND MARTIN , 

11 MIPIT, 11 PIED WAGTAIL , 1 YELLOW WAGTAIL , 2 WHEATEAR.

On the rocks / beaches - 4 TURNSTONE, 55 DUNLIN , 10 RINGED PLOVER, 5 SANDERLING, 1 BAR T GODWIT, 10 OYSTERCATCHER.

On South Huish Marsh - A small flock of 10 WIGEON ( normally October before this number here ) , 30 TEAL , 1 juv SHOVELER.  

6 DUNLIN , 1 RINGED PLOVER, 3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 

3 MED GULL . An earlier report of 20 BLACK TAILED GODWIT and 2CURLEW SANDPIPER 

At South Efford Marsh Eric reports - 5 GREENSHANK , 7 REDSHANK ,

25 CURLEW , 12 DUNLIN , 1 RINGED PLOVER, 2 COMMON SANDPIPER, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER.

Moths 42 of 17 species - 3 Angle Shades, 1 Double Striped Pug, 

7 Large Wainscot, 1 Common Wainscot, 2 Rosy Rustic , 2 Snout , 

1 Dusky Thorn , 2 Vines Rustic, 1 Silver Y, 1 Vestal , 1 Willow Beauty 

1 Lunar Underwing, 2 Flounced Rustic, 1 Flame Shoulder, 

4 Setaceous Hebrew Charecter, 7 Small Square Spot, 5 Square Spot Rustic, Of interest 3 Rusty Dot Pearl ( a micro moth from France ) 

'Last night whilst ringing at South Milton Ley Dave Scott had a Swallow roost in excess of 10, 000 !

 

WED 16 SEPT

Car in for service so no bird reports from me - however there is a report of 5 juv CURLEW SANDPIPER on South Huish Marsh .

At South Milton Ley Alan ringed 47 new birds - 15 BLACKCAP, 19 CHIFFY, 1 CETTIS WARBLER, 2 GOLDCREST, 5 MIPIT . Also on site 

3 SPOT FLY, 70 LINNET, 30 GREENFINCH, 1 SISKIN , 1 PEREGRINE.

Last night moths 67 of 21 species- best 3 Vestal , 1 Frosted Orange , 

2 Light Emerald.,1 Garden Carpet , 1 Cnter Barred Sallow ( NFY ) 

1 Snout , 1 Double Striped Pug , 1 Common Marbled Carpet ( NFY ) 

TUES 15 SEPT 

Overcast and unexpected showers, calm and feeling warm .

Joined this morning by Graham & Martin Daw - the company far better than the birding .

Bay watched 09.00- 12.15 - offshore - 30 GANNET .

On the rocks - 3 SANDERLING, 3 DUNLIN, 12 RINGED PLOVER, 2 TURNSTONE 

On the Marsh - 13 SNIPE , 25 TEAL, 1 1W MED GULL , 1 GREY WAGTAIL , 1 GREENSHANK ( calling ) 

Following the rain a build up of around 150 SWALLOW , from 11.15 

a constant stream of SWALLOW flying N low over the sea about 500 yards off - at least 1000 ( could have been a lot more ) 

 

The Moths last night were the best for weeks - 83 of 21 species -

1 Willow Beauty, 10 Brimstone , 4 Light Emerald , 1 Burnished Brass

10 Large Wainscot , 10 Common Wainscot , 2 Shore Wainscot , 

3 Large Yellow Underwing, 6 Setaceous Hebrew Charecter, 

9 Square Spot Rustic, 5 Small Square Spot, 1 Frosted Orange, 

1 Pink Barred Sallow, 2 Vestal ( NFY ) , 1 Flame Shoulder, 6 Rosy Rustic, 4 Dusky Thorn , 2 Small Dusty Wave, 3 Double Striped Pug, 

1 Dark Sword Grass, 1 Snout 

Weather looks favourable for another good night 

MON 14 SEPT 

Spell of late summer weather continues although a brisk ENE F4 wind .Bay watched -7.45- 11.15 - still quiet- bird wise .

Offshore 60 GANNET , 3 RAZORMOT -SE , 

On the rocks - 6 DUNLIN , SINGLES OF RINGED PLOVER , SANDERLING , TURNSTONE , 1W MED GULL , 12 OYSTERCATCHER.

Highlight of a quiet morning - picking up a wader in off the sea as it got nearer turned out to be a SNIPE ( not seen that before ) .

On the Marsh - 30 TEAL , 5 SNIPE 2 YELLOW WAGTAIL , 1 GREY WAGTAIL , 25 PIED WAGTAIL , 2 WHEATEAR, 15 STOCK DOVE .

Viz mig - 15 MIPIT , 21 SWALLOW , 220 HOUSE MARTIN ( largest flock - 150 ) .

An interesting night for moths - 43 of 19 species ( looking good for tonight ) - 2 Willow Beauty, 2 Snout , 3 Brimstone, 3 Light Emerald , 

2 Large Yellow Underwing, 1 Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, 

1 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, 3 Rosy Rustic , 1 Flame 

Shoulder, 5 Small Square Spot, 8 Square Spot Rustic, 1 Vines Rustic , 2 Common Wainscot, 2 Large Wainscot, 1 garden Carpet, 

2 Small Dusty Wave, 2 Setaceous Hebrew Charecter, 

1 Lunar Underwing ( NFY ) , 1 Pink Barred Sallow ( NFY ) 

SAT 12 SEPT 

Lovely sunny day - On South Huish Marsh - no waders , 2 MED GULL , 15 TEAL .

On the beach - 6 TURNSTONE, 8 DUNLIN .

An hour from my balcony from 07.45 only 24 species- best 18 SWALLOW, 36 MIPIT -N , 3 BLACKCAP, JAY , GANNET ,

Moths - 30 of 9 species - 20 Square Spot Rustic, 1 Small Square Spot 

2 Light Emerald, 1 Frosted Orange, 1 Common Wainscot, 

2 Large Wainscot , 1 Cloaked Minor 

Confirmation received of a Shore Wainscot -NFY 

 

FRI 11 SEPT 

An overcast morning with calm conditions . Complete Change this morning- Starting at the Church walked around the golf course

to Yarmer Beach - 13 WHEATEAR ( largest country this year ) 

14 STONECHAT , 2 JUV WHINCHAT ( 184 ) , 7 MIPIT, 1 CHIFFY, 

2 SWALLOW , Offshore - 65 GANNET , 36 CORMORANT ( on rocks ) 

By the church - 8 LONG T TIT .

On the Beach - 2 BAR TAILED GODWIT, 7 RINGED PLOVER, 19 DUNLIN 

Moved on to Huxton Cross at 10.30 - in one of the ploughed fields -

40 + RINGED PLOVER, 9 DUNLIN , 4 WHEATEAR, 20 PIED WAGTAIL , 60 LINNET, 1 RAVEN , 4 SWALLOW , 1 HOBBY 

LESLEY reports from South Huish Marsh / beach - 3 RINGED PLOVER, 10 DUNLIN , 5 TURNSTONE, 3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 

3 SNIPE , 10 SWALLOW, 1 SPRAWK .

At South Efford Marsh Eric could only find 3 GREENSHANK , 15 + CHIFFY, 26 LONG T TIT.

Moth Trap 30 moths of 16 species - 4 Brimstone, 3 Willow Beauty, 

3 Light Emerald, 1 Burnished Brass, 2 Frosted Orange , 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 Silver Y, 3 Flounced Rustic, 2 Common Wainscot, 

3 Large Wainscot, 1 L Album Wainscot ( NFY ) , 1 Rosy Rustic , 

1 Square Spot Rustic, 2 Small Square Spot, 1 Setaceous Hebrew Charecter.

THURS 10 SEPT 

A sunny morning , wind moved to N F3/4 - interesting Seawatch from 07.40- 09.10, also some coastal vg mig .

75 GANNET ( only 5 sub adults ) - NW , 3 FULMAR, 5 COMMIC TERN-SE @ 08.10 , Birds of the day 3 BLACK TERN ( 183 ) flew SE @ 08.55 -only the 3rd /4 th record offshore in last 15 years of seawa ., 

4 KITTIWAKE-SE, 1 MED GULL , 122 RAZORMOT-SE ( have only logged 4 this month until today ) .

Viz Mig - 13 PIED WAGTAIL, 1 YELLOW WAGTAIL , 4 SISKIN , 10 GOLDFINCH, 65 SWALLOW -S , 40 HOUSE MARTIN -N , 17 MIPIT , 

By the footbridge - 1 M WHEATEAR , 1 GREY WAGTAIL 

Waders on the beach / rocks - at 08.55 a flock of 7 REDSHANK flew across the Bay N , at -9.25 had a flock of 10 on the rocks by the flats , 18 DUNLIN , 7 TURNSTONE .26 OYSTERCATCHER 1 RINGED PLOVER . 

Report from Yarmer Beach - 2 BAR TAILED GODWIT, 20 DUNLIN .

On South Huish Marsh - 2 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 1 GREENSHANK (

landed for less than 5 mins ) 6 DUNLIN , 1 RINGED PLOVER, 1 LITTLE GREBE, 15 TEAL, 15 HOUSE MARTIN .

Report from Alan ringing at South Milton Ley - on arrival reckond

there were 40 BLACKCAP & 30CHIIFY on site - ringed 15 BLACKCAP, 9 CHIFFY, 1 REED WARBLER, 5 SEDGE WARBLER, 1 TREE PIPIT , 1 FIRECREST

Moth trap ( shut down 22.30 ) 19 moths of 12 species-

1Square Spot Rusticc, 2 Flounced Rustic , 2 Mottled Rustic , 1 Vines Rustic , 2 Setaceous Hebrew Charecter, 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 Light Emerald, 2 Willow Beauty, 1 Delicate, 1 Small Square Spot, 

2 Smokey Wainscot, 1 Large Yellow Underwing.

WED 9 SEPT 

 Another cloudy morning with a brisk F4 W wind .

An interesting hour seawatching from 07.40 - providing you like watching GANNETS - 640 flew NW -At  least 60% were sub adults, also 20 GREAT B B GULL , 14 SISKIN High NW .

On the Beach - 5 RINGED PLOVER, 18 DUNLIN , 3 TURNSTONE, 

1 PEREGRINE .

On South Huish Marsh - 30 TEAL, 6 SNIPE, 1 BLACK TAILED GODWIT 

2 AD 1 1W MED GULL, 5 STOCK DOVE , 3 STONECHAT.

45 moths of 18 species last night-including-

1 Burnished Brass, 1 Light Emerald , 1 Small Dusty Wave , 1 Dingy Footman , 1 Large Wainscot, 1 Copper Underwing .

TUES 8 SEPT 

A cloudy morning with a F3 NW wind .

Bay/Marsh from 07.45 - 11.00 , a total,of 520 GANNET - NW ( no feeding flocks ) 2 KITTIWAKE, 3 FULMAR, 11 MANX S'WATER-NW 

8 SWALLOW -N , 6 MIPIT -N 

On rocks/beach - 29 OYSTERCATCHER, 5 TURNSTONE, 35 DUNLIN , 

1 SANDERLING, 1 RINGED PLOVER .

On Yarmer Beach - 2 BAR TAILED GODWIT, 2 RINGED PLOVER, 

25 DUNLIN/ SANDERLING.

On South Huish Marsh - big departure of waders from yesterday -

2 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 1 RUFF, 2 DUNLIN, 1 SNIPE , 20 TEAL 

More moths last night - 35 of 15 species - 

8 Brimstone, 6 Square Spot Rustic, 2 Common Wainscot, 2 Snout , 

2 Setaceous Hebrew Charecter, 2 Vines Rustic , 2 Willow Beauty, 2 Flonced Rustic, 2 Large Yellow Underwing, 1 Flame , 1 Brick -NFY , 

1 Burnished Brass, 1 Copper Underwing, 1 Shuttle Shaped Dart , 

1 Dusky Thorn - NFY ,1. Marbled Green 

MON 7 SEPT 

Spell of settled weather continues- another sunny morning with only a light breeze.Paul Kemp visited this morning 

'Offshore - 07.40 35 GANNET , 1 KITTIWAKE, 2 COMMON SCOTER,

32 HOUSE MARTIN-N , 18 SWALLOW -S.

By the footbridge- 1 GREENSHANK -N , 2 COMMON SANDPIPER, 

1 GREY WAGTAIL 

South Huish Marsh - 2 RUFF, 2 KNOT, 3 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 

2 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 4 SNIPE , 

30 DUNLIN , 

3 RINGED PLOVER ( 25 flew over down the valley ) 30 TEAL .

25 + STOCK DOVE ( in field ) 2 COLLARD DOVE ( on flat roof -unusual here ) 

On the beach / seaweed - 85 DUNLIN, 2 SANDERLING, 

1 RINGED PLOVER , 6 TURNSTONE .

On the rocks - 9 OYSTERCATCHER ( PAUL had a further32 on his walk from BANTHAM ) 

At South Efford Marsh Eric reported - 8 GREENSHANK , 6 REDSHANK 

4 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, CURLEW , 1 SHELDUCK 

Moth trap 18 of 10 species - 3 Double Striped Pug, 2 Willow Beauty, 

4 Square Spot Rustic, 1Large Yellow Underwing, 2 Flounced Rustic , 

1 Snout, 1 Brimstone, 2 Common Wainscot , 1 Large Ear - NFY , 

1 Copper Underwing -NFY 

 

 

SUN 6 SEPT 

An overcast morning , showers later, Wind NW  F3/4 .

An early morning report from South Huish Marsh / Beach - Marsh - 3 KNOT, 3 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 2 RUFF, 4 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 

20 TEAL . , 3 MED GULL .

Beach - 24 DUNLIN , 4 TURNSTONE, 2 SANDERLING, 3 RINGED PLOVER, 1 MED GULL , 1 WHEATEAR

A mid morning walk to Yarmer Beach for the high tide waders - 

40 RINGED PLOVER, 15 DUNLIN, 2 SANDERLING, 2 TURNSTONE, 

14 OYSTERCATCHER, 2 BAR TAILED GODWIT, .

Offshore - 15 GANNET ,2 RAZORMOT .

Late afternoon report of a WRYNECK ( 182 ) at BANTHAM 

SAT 5 SEPT 

A sunny morning, little breeze . Bay watched 07.15- 09.20 .

Offshore 40 GANNET - NW also a feeding flock of 50 .

On the seaweed mound - 30 DUNLIN, 4 SANDERLING, 5 TURNSTONE 

3 RINGED PLOVER. 2 GREY WAGTAIL - NW .

On South Huish Marsh - 10 DUNLIN, 1 RINGED PLOVER, 3 KNOT, 2 RUFF, 4 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 2 1W MED GULL , 1 LITTLE GREBE 

25 TEAL . 

FRI 4 SEPT 

AN overcast morning with a light WNW breeze 

Bay watched -7.45- 11.15- Surprise of the morning was finding a juv GLOSSY IBIS ( 180 ) on the overflow car park pool at -9.45 ,

also fed on the front pool , departed north at 10.45 , it was seen by Eric at South Efford Marshflying up the valley at 10.55- despite searches it was not refound . This is the first patch record since 

Jan 2016 when one overwintered .

Are there any pairs breeding in Britain?

Offshore - 125 GANNET , 5 FULMAR , 6 1W MED GULL .

On the Marsh - 4 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 3 JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER, 2 RUFF, 1 KNOT , 2 SNIPE , 5 YELLOW WAGTAIL, 

1 WHITETHROAT, 

Waders on the seaweed - 48 DUNLIN , 4 SANDERLING , 15 RINGED PLOVER, 3 TURNSTONE, 

'Report from Yarmer Beach - mixed flock of 30 DUNLIN / SANDERLING, 2 TURNSTONE, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 WHEATEAR .

Dave Scott at South Milton Ley ringed 42 birds - 7 REED WARBLER, 

20 SEDGE WARBLER, 1 GROPPA (181) , 2 BLACKCAP, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 7 CHIFFY , 1 GREY WAGTAIL .

At South Efford Marsh Eric also had - 2 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 

6 GREENSHANK, 3 REDSHANK, 4 DUNLIN, 28 CURLEW.

Moth Trap - only 12 of 10 species - 2Large Yellow Underwing, 

2 Double Strpied Pug ,1 Common Wainscot, 1 Fen Wainscot, 

1 Angle Shades, 1 Frosted Orange, 1 Rosy Rustic , 1 Flounced Rustic , 1 Small Spot Rustic , 1 Brimstone.

 

Record shots of the Juv GLOSSY IBIS on South Huish Marsh  4/9

THURS 3 SEPT .

A morning of low cloud and thick damp fog - first time no offshore birds were recorded- couldn't see them !., big increase in Waders .

07.30- 11.00 South Huish Marsh and beach -

On the Marsh ( plenty of mud on the front pool ) - 2RUFF, 3 KNOT, 

2 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 2 RINGED PLOVER , 8 DUNLIN , 11 SNIPE ,

4 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 25 TEAL, 110 MALLARD ( big increase ) 20 YELLOW WAGTAIL, 1 1W MED GULL , 

1 CATTLE EGRET

There is a large mound of seaweed proving very attractive to waders - due to poor weather conditions less disturbance-

from 10- 11.00 - 35 DUNLIN , 30 RINGED PLOVER , 1 SANDERLING, 

1 TURNSTONE. AT 08.30 a RUFF landed on the beach and flew off SE straight away . 3 SANDWICH TERN AND 11 MED GULLS ( 9 1w , 1 2W , 1AD ) also feeding on the floating seaweed 

WED 2 SEPT

An overcast morning with a light SW breeze - today's report based on visits by Andy Smith , Roger Backway , Richie Moore.

On South Huish Marsh today - 4 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 2 RUFF, 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 6 DUNLIN , 4 SNIPE , 1 JUV KNOT, 1 GREEN

SANDPIPER , 20 + PIED WAGTAIL , with the cattle - 20 YELLOW

WAGTAIL , 1 CATTLE EGRET , 2 LITTLE EGRET, 3 HERON , 

2 WHEATEAR, 1 SPOTTED FLY , 2 SWIFT , SEDGE WARBLER .

On the beach / rocks - 6 DUNLIN , 4 RINGED PLOVER, 4+ MED GULL .

A short visit along the Tidal Road late morning- 6 REDSHANK , 2 GREENSHANK, 2 COMMON SANDPIPER, 10 CURLEW, 2 KINGFISHER, 

1 GREY WAGTAIL.

Moths - another poor night only 11 of 9 species inc 1 Silver Y, 

1 Garden Carpet, 1 Small Phoenix- NFY, 1 Common Wave 

TUES 1 SEPT 

The month started with a sunny day only a light SSE breeze - nice selection of waders .

07.30 Bay/ Rocks -25 GANNET , 5 MANX S'WATER-SE, 2 RAZORMOT,

11 OYSTERCATCHER, 4 DUNLIN , 3 RINGED PLOVER, 1 AD KNOT , 

2 SANDWICH TERN, 3AD 1 2W 3 1W MED GULL .

On Yarmer Beach Leslie had 8 RINGED PLOVER , 20 mixed flock of DUNLIN/SANDERLING , 1 TURNSTONE , 2 WHEATEAR .

On South Huish Marsh - 4 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 2 RUFF , 9 SNIPE, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 REDSHANK , 2- TEAL, 4 CHIFFY . With the Highland Cattle at least 15 YELLOW WAGTAIL , by the entrance to Cool Cow campsite a herd of Frisian Cattle had a flock of YELLOW WAGTAIL - when a KESTREL flew over at least 35 chased it - there were still some on the ground - day total at least 55 - largest for a few years .Report of a HOBBY over this afternoon.

At Huxton Cross in a stubble field 4 WHEATEAR, KESTREL , 3 SKYLARK, 2 TREE PIPIT .

Over my garden this afternoon several flocks of HIRUNDINES-

65 HOUSE MARTIN , 30 SWALLOW, 15 SAND MARTIN , also a BLACKCAP 

Late afternoon at South Huish Marsh Richie photographed 3 CURLEW SANDPIPER , evening report from Alan - a juv KNOT & 

1 CATTLE EGRET.

South Efford Marsh this afternoon Eric reports -30 CURLEW, 

25 DUNLIN, 8 GREENSHANK, 4 REDSHANK , 2 BLACK TAILED GODWIT,2 COMMON SANDPIPER, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 

2 KINGFISHER, 1 SHELDUCK , REED WARBLER , SEDGE WARBLER 

MON 31 AUG 

A sunny calm and cool early morning .

07.30 South Huish Marsh- 2 GREEN SANDPIPER , 2 DUNLIN , 

1 JUV RUFF, 1 JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER, 4 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 

8 SNIPE, 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 10 TEAL , 7 YELLOW WAGTAIL flew over calling also 5 feeding amongst the cattle - PAUL B reported a F BLUE HEADED WAGTAIL ( 179 ) 

On the rocks 5 MED GULL , 7 RINGED PLOVER ( 5 juv )

11 OYSTERCATCHER.

At South Milton Ley Alan ringed 58 new birdsong 28 BLACKCAP, 

2 TREE PIPIT , 6 REED WARBLER, 1 SEDGE WARBLER, 5 CHIFFY , 

7 WILLOW WARBLER, 1 WHITETHROAT, 1 LINNET , also on site 1 TAWNY OWL , 2 GREY WAGTAIL 

'Late afternoon report from Eric at South Efford Marsh -4 SNIPE , 8 GREENSHANK, 5 REDSHANK, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 15 DUNLIN, 4 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 25 CURLEW, 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 2 KINGFISHER 

Another poor catch in the moth trap - only 16 moths of 8 species 

best - 1 Vines Rustic , 2 Rosy Rustic , 2 Setaceous Hebrew Charecter 

2 Canary Shouldered Thorn, 1 Mullein Wave, 1 Common Marbled Carpet ( NFY ) 

SUN 30 AUG 

Another sunny morning with only a light N breeze .

Seawatch from car park 07.40- -8.10 - 130 GANNET-NW, 

10 FULMAR ( 1 flock of 7 ) -NW , .

Picked up a GREY PHALAROPE ( 177 ) on the rocks at 08.30 - watched it feeding and swimming in the rock pools for 30 min - looking back through my records this is the first August record .

Also 3 RINGED PLOVER, 3 DUMLIN, 12 OYSTERCATCHER, 

3AD 1 1W MED GULL .

On South Huish Marsh- 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 BLACK TAILED GODWIT., 20 TEAL, 6 WHEATEAR, 3 YELLOW WAGTAIL , 2 WHITE

WAGTAIL, 10 SAND MARTIN.

Late news from Alan - this evening a CURLEW SANDPIPER ( 178 ) and a RUFF 

At South Efford Marsh Eric reports - 5 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 

19 DUNLIN, 27 CURLEW, 2 GREENSHANK, 1 REDSHANK, 

3 COMMON SANDPIPER, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 2 SHELDUCK , 

2 SPOTTED FLY, 1 BLACKCAP, 

Another quiet night for the moth trap -20 moths of 10 species -

1 Chinese Charecter, 2 Snout, 1 Buff Ermine , 1 Silver Y , 1 Green Carpet 

Photo from Alan of the juv RUFF & CURLEW SANDPIPER 

SAT 29 AUG 

Sunny periods this morning with a F4 NNW wind .

A walk around the Golf Course so no offshore Seawatch - early morning John reported 8 WHEATEAR ( 6 on 3rd hole and 2 on Yarmer Beach ) , also on the beach - 4 SANDERLING , 2 TURNSTONE ,and the surprise of the day a flock of 20+ REDSHANK - briefly landed on the rocks . His is my largest record for this species in more than 20 years on the patch . Also 2 PEREGRINE , 1 KESTREL .

In local gardens - 2ad 4juv SISKIN , 1 GREEN WOODY .

Last nights moths trap was very poor - only 22 moths of 11 species , 1 Light Emerald , 1 Burnished Brass , 2 Snout , 1 Garden Carpet- were the best 

 

FRI 28 AUG 

Sunny periods and light showers , wind NW F4 .

In the bay 08.00-09.00 220 GANNET ( 100 NW  in 5 min @ 08.45 ) 

2 FULMAR , 1 1W MED GULL .

South Huish Marsh 09.15- 11.00 - 11 DUNLIN , 1 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 1 JUV KNOT, 1 SNIPE , 

3 YELLOW WAGTAIL.

Moth Trap 53 of 17 species - best - 1 Frosted Orange, 5 Vine Rustic , 

2 Dark Sword Grass1 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing , 

1 Satin Wave , 2 Square Spot Rustic , 1 Large Wainscot - 25 cm 

THURS 27 AUG 

Started cloudy then heavy rain set in at 09.0- for the rest of the morning , wind S F4. Some wader passage .

Confind to the car at South Efford Marsh from 08.15 - joined by Richie - 5 GREEN SANDPIPER ( 3 on main Marsh , 1 on small pool , 1 at the back of the Marsh in flight & calling ) , 6 SNIPE , 4 DUNLIN , 1 RINGED PLOVER , 1 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 3 GREENSHANK ( flew through calling - did not settle down ) , a very nice juv Knot 1YELLOW WAGTAIL, 

2 WHEATEAR, 1 LITTLE GREBE, 20 TEAL. 6 SWIFT -S , 50 SWALLOW, 20 HOUSE MARTIN , 5 SAND MARTIN .

Bief look offshore before the rain - 160 GANNET ( feeding flock 120 ), 11 MANX S'WATER-SE , 2 SANDWICH TERN , 10 OYSTERCATCHER 

 

At South Milton Ley Alan ringed 38 birds  inc- 9 BLACKCAP, 1 CETTIS WARBLER, 6 CHIFFY, 7 WILLOW WARBLER, 3 REED WARBLER, 

2 SEDGE WARBLER.

Late afternoon at South Efford Marsh Eric reports - 1 RUFF ( flew in 17.45 ) , 26 CURLEW , 19 DUNLIN , 5 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 

2 WHIMBREL, 5 GREENSHANK, 3 REDSHANK.

Last nights moth trap - 60 of 22 species - highlights - 1 Oak Eggar, 

1 Fen Wainscot ( NFY ), 4 Flounced Rustic, 1 Common Wave , 5 Snout , 1 Spectacle , 1 Galium Carpet , 4 Vines Rustic, 1 m Four Spotted Footman, 1 Canary Shouldered Thorn, 1 Dark Sword Grass, 

1 Common Pug 1 Square Spot Rustic , 1 Small Spot Rustic 

 

WED 26 AUG 

Morning started overcast but soon became sunny , wind WNW F4 .

Seawatch from Warren Pt 08.00-10.30 very quiet - 165GANNET 

(inc a feeding flock of 110), 2FULMAR, 2 SANDWICH TERN .

On the beach ( before the visitors arrived ) - 10 SANDERLING, 

3 TURNSTONE, 3 DUNLIN, 3 RINGED PLOVER, 13 OYSTERCATCHER,

1 WHEATEAR, 15 LINNET 

TUES 25AUG 

The stormiest August day I can remember - after heavy o/night rain 

storm force 10/11 WSW winds - difficult to keep the scope steady .

Seawatch 08.00-09.30 - 525 GANNET ( inc a feeding flock of 300 )

5 FULMAR, 8 KITTIWAKE, 1 1W YELLOW L GULL , 1AD11W MED GULL .15 COMMON SCOTER 

On the beach - 17 TURNSTONE, 20 OYSTERCATCHER, 9 RINGED PLOVER, 7 SANDERLING, 8 DUNLIN .

On South Huish Marsh -4 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 REDSHANK , 10 TEAL , 30 SWALLOW 

MON 24 AUG 

A cloudy morning after heavy o/night rain, wind WSW F4/5

Seawatch 08.00- 09.00- 165 GANNET , 2 MANX SHEARWATER-NW , 

1 BALEARIC SHEARWATER-SE @ 08.56. On the beach/ rocks - 14 OYSTERCATCHER, 5 RINGED PLOVER, 1 DUNLIN 

09.10- 10.30 South Huish Marsh - as I arrived 4 CATTLE EGRET in flight going up the valley ( not seen again ) , 4 SNIPE, 5 DUNLIN , 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 2 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 1 WHIMBREL , 

1 GREENSHANK ( flew over calling ) 1 LITTLE STINT ( found at 09.35- returned at 10.20 and could not be refound ) ( 175 ) ,

15 HOUSE MARTIN, 30 SWALLOW , 100 MALLARD , 10 TEAL , 

At South Efford Marsh Eric reported late morning - 30 DUNLIN , 15 RINGED PLOVER, 2 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 27 CURLEW, 3 WHIMBREL, 3 GREENSHANK, 2 REDSHANK, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 

4 COMMON SANDPIPER, 3 juv STONECHAT, near the bridge a juv 

PIED FLY ( 176 )

Moth trap out for the first time for a few nights -68 of 18 species -

3 Spectacle, 1 Gold Spot, 1 Triple Spotted Clay - NFY, 1 Small square Spot, 1 Small Wainscot , 1 Purple Bar -NFY , 1 Double Sriped Pug .

SUN 23 AUG 

An overcast morning with an F6/7 Wwind . Joined by Rob & Steph Murphy .

Sawatch 07.30 -08.30 -poor - only 40 GANNET , 3 FULMAR,

15 OYSTERCATCHER, 1 TURNSTONE 

08.45- 10.15 South Efford Marsh - 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 3 DUNLIN .2 SNIPE , 3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 1 RINGED PLOVER, 

2 WHEATEAR.

South Efford Marsh - sev obs - 15 DUNLIN , 3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 3 GREENSHANK, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 WHEATEAR .

OSPREY only seen early morning .

Dawlish Warren - this afternoon made the trip over to see the MELODIOUS WARBLER- took around 90 mins before it showed well for 15 mins .Photo below .

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 22 AUG 

Still very windy F7SW , Bright periods odd shower .

In the bay 07.20-09.20 

Offshore - 200 GANNET, 2 FULMAR, 2 MANX SHEARWATER- NW , 

1 SOOTY SHEARWATER ( SE @ 09.00 ), 12 OYSTERCATCHER, 

1 SANDERLING, 1 DUNLIN, 1 TURNSTONE, 1 SANDWICH TERN .

Of interest a total of 53 CORMORANT logged with flocks of 18, 14 & 10- probably the largest day total and I was only seawatching for 45 mins .

Around South Huish Marsh- 75 MALLARD , 10 TEAL , 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 DUNLIN , 5 SAND MARTIN , 8 SWALLOW , 6 WHEATEAR ( all juv )

At South Efford Marsh Eric reported a juv OSPREY (spent time at the top of a dead tree in front of the hide ), also 8 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 5 REDSHANK , 3 GREENSHANK, 3 DUNLIN , 2 COMMON SANDPIPER, CURLEW, SHELDUCK. 

OSPREY over the River Avon 22 AUG 

FRI 21 AUG 

Another very stormy nigh with up to F11 winds , a sunny morning with F9/10 SSW wind very rough seas .

Seawatch from car park -7.45- 10.15 , at times very difficult to keep the scope steady . 160 GANNET, 12 FULMAR , 62 MANX SHEARWATER, 1 BALEARIC SHEARWATER- 07.46 , 11 KITTIWAKE.

On the beach - 15 OYSTERCATCHER, 12 RINGED PLOVER , 2 TURNSTONE, 3 SANDERLING .

THURS 20 AUG 

After a stormy and wet night the morning was sunny , clear horizon and a F7/8 SW wind . Seawatch from car park 07.35- 11.05 , joined by Larsley from 08.30 - 10.00 .

On of the largest totals of GANNET - 2220 logged including a fantastic feeding frenzy flock of over 800 at 08.40 . All birds flying SE,. - 10 FULMAR , 29 MANX SHEARWATER ( all singles apart from 1 group of and 1 of 3 ) , 7 KITTIWAKE, 1 MED GULL , 8 SANDWICH TERN, 4 COMMIC TERN , 4 RAZORMOT, 1 TURNSTONE , 3 SANDERLING .

At South Efford Marsh Eric and Rodney reported - 17 DUNLIN, 

2 RINGED PLOVER, 25 CURLEW, 2 WHIMBREL, 1 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 3 GREEN SANDPIPER, 

3 REDSHANK, 5 GREENSHANK, 2 SHELDUCK , 8 TEAL . 

In his garden near South Milton Ley John had a juv SISKIN 

 

 

WED 19 AUG 

'Very heavy rain, F7/8 S/SE wind , poor viz until after 10.30 when the rain stopped - that's when the sea passage started . Seawatch 

from 08.00- 12.15 -car park - Richie there before me and joined by Stewart aroun 09.00 

The seabird counts really only from 10.30 -ALL SE 

165 GANNET , 150 MANX S'WATER ( largest group only 8 ) Only 1 definite BALEARIC SHEARWATER, 10 FULMAR, 14 COMMON SCOTER, 

2 SANDWICH TERN . 1 BONXIE @10.40 ( appeared to land on sea ) Waders - 8 SANDERLING, 2 TURNSTONE , 5 OYSTERCATCHER.

1 RINGED PLOVER,

6 WHIMBREL , flying through 1 KNOT, 1 REDSHANK 

Reported from Yarmer Beach - 10 SANDERLING , TURNSTONE .

At South Efford Marsh Richie reported - 5 GREENSHANK, 3 REDSHANK, 16 DUNLIN, 4 COMMON SANDPIPER, 1 WHIMBREL .

Moth Trap 72 of 31 species - best 1 Fern -NFY, 1 Frosted Orange, 2 Marbled Green , 1 Silver Y , 2 Spectacle, 2 Straw Dot, 1 Drinker,

9 Small Wainscot , 11 Common Wainscot 

 

TUES 18 AUG 

Cloudy with some very heavy showers this morning - Bay watched 

08.25- 10.45 ( sheltering in the car from 09.15- 09.45 ) 

Offshore -145 GANNET, 23 MANX SHEARWATER- SE, 5 FULMAR-NW ,

'Rocks - 1 SANDERLING, 1 TURNSTONE, 8 OYSTERCATCHER.

On South Huish Marsh - looks as though the outflow pipe has blocked again , with all the predicted rain this week it will soon flood - Waders ( again on the small pool ) 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 

5 DUNLIN , 6 SNIPE, 1 LITTLE GREBE, 8 TEAL , 1 JUV WHEATEAR.

Moth trap last night 70 of 27 species - lots of common species , best were - 1 Twin Spot Wainscot, 1 F Four Spotted Footman , 

1 Frosted Orange - NFY, 2 Straw Dot, 1 Dusky Thorn , 1 Jersey Tiger, 

1 Drinker , 1 Spectacle, 1 Small Square Spot - NFY 

This morning Alan ringed 26 new birds at South Milton Ley - 

1BLACKCAP, 7 CHIFFY, 1 REED WARBLER, 15 SEDGE WARBLER, also passing over - 1 JUV HOBBY, 75 SWALLOW, 2 HOUSE MARTIN , 2 SWIFT .

This afternoon Eric ( also Rod this morning ) at South Efford Marsh 

17 DUNLIN, 14 RINGED PLOVER , 27 CURLEW, 5 REDSHANK, 

3 GREENSHANK, 2 COMMON SANDPIPER, 1 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 

 WHIMBREL, KINGFISHER, 1 SEDGE WARBLER , 2 SHELDUCK , 1 COMMON GULL , 4 TEAL 

MON 17 AUG 

A cloudy morning with some heavy showers.

Bay - South Huish Marsh -8.00- 10.30 

Offshore 140 GANNET ( including a feeding frenzy flock of 110 over 

a pod of 8 Dolphin ) 

1 WHIBREL , 14 RINGED PLOVER , 6 TURNSTONE, 2 DUNLIN , 

Footbridge - 3 REED WARBLER, 1 WHITETHROAT, 

Marsh - 8 TEAL, 2 DUNLIN , 2 SNIPE, 

Big reduction in Moths last night -38 of 20 species -

2Waved Umber , 1Square Spot Rustic , 1 Swallow Prominent, 2 Jersey Tiger , 1 Drinker, 2 Setaceous Hebrew Charecter, 3 Small Dusty Wave, 1 Flounced Rustic, 2 Double Striped Pug, 1 Knot Grass, 

1 Fen Wainscot, 1 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing.

SUN 16 AUG

Another cloudy morning with some light showers . Not as many waders on South Efford Marsh as yesterday - 30 DUNLIN , 1 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, WHIMBREL, 3 GREENSHANK, 5 REDSHANK, 

1 COMMON SANDPIPER.

Reported from South Huish Marsh- 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 2 LITTLE GREBE, HOBBY ( juv ) 

Another record moth catch today 130+ of 58 species ., highlights-

1Black Arches, 2 Sharp Angled Peacock, 5 Silver Y, 2 Jersey Tiger, 

1 Swallow Prominent, 1 Waved Umber, 1 F Four Spotted Footman, 

2 Early Thorn , 1 August Thorn - NFY, 1 Twin Spot Wainscot ( 16cm ) , 3 Knot Grass, 1 Poplar Kitten - NFY, 1 Dusky Thorn , 1 Gold Spot, 

2 Blood Vein , 4 Fen Wainscot, 1 DarkBarred Twin Spot Carpet - NFY, 1 Twenty Plume - NFY, 1 Iron Prominent, , 1 Least Carpet - NFY, 1 Dark Sword Grass - NFY, 1 Round Winged Muslin, 

1 Wormwood Pug - NFY. 

 

SAT 15 AUG 

After o/night rain morning started cloudy with drizzle, wind F3 WSW 

At South Huish Marsh from 07.45- 09.20 joined by Lesley and Richie .On the rocks -2 DUNLIN, 3 RINGED PLOVER , 6 OYSTERCATCHER.

Offshore - 2 SANDWICH TERN, 2 MED GULL , 5 FULMAR , 42 GANNET,

On South Huish Marsh - 1 GREEN SANDPIPER ( on the pool near the overflow car park ) 1 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 2 DUNLIN , 6 SNIPE, 

6 TEAL , only 1 SWALLOW  today .

On Leasfoot Beach Lesley had 12 RINGED PLOVER , 2 SANDERLING.

Site for Waders was South Efford Marsh where Eric reported - 

50 DUNLIN, 32 RINGED PLOVER , 1 SANDERLING, 3 WHIMBREL ,

4 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 8 REDSHANK, 5 GREENSHANK, 

3 COMMON SANDPIPER, 4 GREEN SANDPIPER , 25 CURLEW, 

1 TURNSTONE , in the lane BULLFINCH & a family party of GOLDCREST .

Used an old sun parasol over the moth trap so the light could be on all night - result was over 125 moths of 42 species .Highlights -

1 Yellow Tail , 4 Jersey Tiger, 2 Square Spot Rustic , 2 Dusky Thorn , 1 Early Thorn , 4 Silver Y, 1 Marbled Green - NFY , 1Elephant Hawk , 1 Cloaked Minor, 1 Hoary Footman - NFY, 2 KNOT GRASS, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 2 SNOUT , 4 FLOUNCED Rustic, 6 Rosy Rustic , 2 Angle Shade, 1 V Pug - NFY, 1 Pebble Prominent, 1 Straw Dot , 1 Small Blood Vein 

 

FRI 14 AUG 

After heavy o/night rain morning started cloudy with light drizzle until lunch time , offshore a lot of mist resulting in poor visibility.

Thanks to the efforts of Nick and Robert ( farmer ) Nat Trust were forced into employing contractors to clear the blocke outflow pipe at South Huish Marsh , with water flowing out since Thursday lunchtime the water level has dropped .

This morning with the poor weather keeping visitors away my decision to have a beach/rocks wader watch paid dividends

with 10 species logged .Watched from 07.45 - 11.30 

Beach / rocks - 22 SANDERLING , 22 RINGED PLOVER, 11 DUNLIN , 1 KNOT ( flew SE with 14 RINGED PLOVER ) another on the rocks

at 10.15 , 10 TURNSTONE ( 6 together in off the sea and up the valley ) 1 RUFF -SE @ 09.15 , 4 COMMON SANDPIPER. 11 OYSTERCATCHER, 4 SANDWICH TERN , 3 MED GULL .1 KINGFISHER.

Offshore just 4 GANNET picked up 

On the Marsh - 60 + MALLARD , 7 TEAL, 2 SNIPE , at 10.20 2 BLACK TAILED GODWIT landed joined at 10.50 by another 16 ( this is the highest total this year ) . Some Hirundine movement - 125 SWALLOW , 80 HOUSE MARTIN, . 70 + STARLING , 15 + ALBA WAGTAIL .

Moth trap shut down at 11.30 so I only had 38 of 18 species - Richie a few miles away in Modbury had hundreds in his greenhouse by 06.00 -

Best of mine -2 Chinese Charecter, 1 Elephant Hawk, 1 Snout, 

1 Lime - speck Pug - NFY, 1 Sharp Angled Peacock, 1 Silver Y, 1 Jersey Tiger, 5 Least Yellow Underwing, 1 Lackey, 1 Tawny Speckled Pug -NFY, 3 Small Wainscot, 1 Buff Footman - NFY , 

1 Small Fan Footed Wave 

Some new photos added 

At South Efford Marsh this afternoon Eric reports the Waders same as previous days apar from DUNLIN increasing to 18 . A Little Grebe 

on the river 

CREAM SPOTTED TIGER , PIED FLYCATCHER, WHINCHAT - 

19 MAY 2020

MON 9 MAR- PATCH FIRST !

Started with some bright periods clouded over by 10.30 with heavy rain from 11.30 

From 11.30 sat in the rear gate of my car searching through Gulls which were coming into the Marsh for a easy and preen - at one point I had 70 BLACK HEADED GULL WITH 5 MED GULL ( 3ad 1 2W 

1 1w ) , at 12.15 picked up a smaller gull on the main lake - spooked by 2 squabbling Coot - very brief views indicated a Little Gull , at 12.35 found it again on the small flooded pool- took me a few minutes to confirm my immediate thoughts- ROSS'S GULL - A

a patch life tick - only previous sighting was at the Exe Estuary a few years ago .

Bird was showing well until around 15.00 when I had to leave - seen by around 10 local birders .

In very poor light a few of my photos below - this ranks alongside the Desert Wheatear in Nov 2016 .

This is what local patch birding is all about , hours spent just 

looking at the Gulls does bring its rewards 

Colour ringed RINGED PLOVER at South Huish Marsh 16 Feb 

also what is now a lake 

Record shots of EGYPTIAN GOOSE , EIDER , GREEN WINGED TEAL 

TAKEN IN S E CORNWALL 8 JAN 2020

Recent shots - RINGED PLOVER , BLACK H GULL , GANNETS 

2 RECORD SHOTS OF THE MALE RED B MERGANSER THIS MORNING 

BLACK TAILED GODWIT, KNOT,

SAT 26 OCT 

 Richie had an OSPREY fly in off the sea at South Huish Marsh, 

3 RINGED PLOVER on the Marsh , 4TURNSTONE  on the rocks .

Earlier in the week Alan had a STORM PETREL in the Bay .

On Thursday Eric had a BLACK REDSTART by his garden 

Photo of today's OSPREY 

LONG BILLED DOWITCHER- much brighter one is Alan’s 

Record shots of the LESSER YELLOWLEGS - first 3 by Richie Moore 

2 POOR & Cropped record shots of the WRYNECK 

Alan’s photos of the WOOD SANDPIPER with WHIMBREL 

FRI 28 JUNE 

Record shot of this mornings MARSH HARRIER taken by Richie Moore 

For a full frame image press on the photo 

SANDERLING & BAR T GODWIT - YARMER BEACH - RICHIE MOORE 

FANTASTIC PHOTO FROM RICHIE MOORE OF A M KENTISH PLOVER 

ONLY THE SECOND RECORD IN LAST 20 YEARS !

RUFF IN PARTIAL SUMMER PLUMAGE taken by Richie 

WADERS ON THE BEACH 7 MAY - WHIMBREL, SANDERLING , DUNLIN , BAR TAILED GODWIT 

FOR A CLEARER IMAGE PRESS ON THE PHOTO 

PHOTOS FROM Alan & Richie of WHIMBREL& BLACK TAILED GODWIT  & DUNLIN RINGED PLOVER,LITTLE RINGED PLOVER 

Record shots of RED RUMPED SWALLOW at Torpoint 12 Dec 

Nice photo of a MERLIN by Alan Doidge At South Huish Marsh 

Latest images of the ISABELLINE SHRIKE provided by Steve Hopper 

A FEW RECORD SHOTS OF THE AVOCET FLOCK , WHEATEAR 

RECORD SHOTS OF SKYLARK , RED T DIVER 

PHOTOS OF CATTLE EGRET 28 AUG

OSPREY Aveton Gifford  16 Aug. by Alan Doidge 

PHOTOS OF THE PECTORAL SANDPIPER, CURLEW SANDPIPER AND 

DUNLIN At South Huish Marsh  / rocks 1 May 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Some stunning photos of  SQUACCO HERON by Alan Doidge

Record shot of male Red Backed Shrike South Huish Marsh 9 July
ISABELLINE SHRIKE

2014

Crane at South Huish Marsh 20 Oct 2014- Alan Doidge