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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SOUTH MILTON LEY - Annual Reed cut and bonfire 

The Annual Reed cutting will take place on Sunday 20 Jan & Sunday 3 Feb . Meet at the Sewage Works around 09.30- please park in the field on your left after turning into the lane . Wellies are a must ! 

If arriving late just head for the smoke .

Nick & Vic really appreciate any help that can be provided 

Have posted a copy of the 2018 ANNUAL REVIEW -to access choose the appropriate header 

Have posted a copy of the DECEMBER review in the section headed 

2018Monthly Review 

RECORD SHOTS OF - SHORT  EARED OWL , BEWICK’S SWAN , COOT 

( just look at those feet ), BARNACLE GOOSE , COMMON CRANE .

Taken 17 Jan at AUST WATH & SLIMBRIDGE 

 

FRI 18 JAN 

A cloudy morning with showers , wind F7 S , sea rough .

On the Marsh - 85 WIGEON , 40 TEAL , 1M GADWALL , 1 DB BRENT GOOSE , 1 BLACK SWAN , 8 SNIPE .

Bay watched from the flats from 10.00 - 12.00-

110 GANNET , 2 FULMAR , 4 KITTIWAKE , 3 COMMON SCOTER ( + 2 on sea ) , 12 RAZORMOT - All SE .2 RAZORBILL - on sea .

On the rocks - 10 RINGED PLOVER , 9 TURNSTONE 

 

THURS 17 JAN 

First stop this morning on a sunny crisp winters day was Cew Vally Reservoir-lots of Duck at least 200 POCHARD , 15 GOLDENEYE ., 

25 PINTAIL , 12 SHELDUCK , Also 1 COMMON SANDPIPER . 

Next stop was a visit to Slimbridge - very busy particularly with photographers - 120 E. WHITE FRONTED GOOSE , 80 BARNACLE GOOSE,100’s of GREYLAG GOOSE , 6 COMMON CRANE , 100 BEWICK

SWAN , 10 SNIPE , 1 JACK SNIPE , only 1BLACK T GODWIT , 10 REDSHANK , 100 + DUNLIN .

Finally a Late afternoon visit to Aust Wath - superb 30 mins as the sun set watching 4 hunting SHORT EARED OWL 

Back on the patch on Friday .

WED 16 JAN 

A voucher for a hotel near Chew Valley Reservoir saw Anne & myself off on a 2 day trip - 

Stated At Exminster Marshes / Exe Estuary- Highlights - 20 SHOVELER,10 PINTAIL, 1M POCHARD , lots of BRENT GOOSE -DB , 

500 + GOLDEN PLOVER , 500 + LAPWING , 100+AVOCET , 25 GREY PLOVER , KNOTT , BLACK & BAR TAILED GODWIT , LOTS OF CURLEW & DUNLIN

Drove Up to Ham Wall for lunch , thankfully when we arrived the heavy rain had stopped - had superb views of 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET , 2 MARSH HARRIER, OVER 200 GADWALL , lots of TUFTED DUCK & POCHARD , 1 WATER RAIL , in the small woodland behind the visitor centre , plenty of small bird activity best of which were 3 REDPOLL .

Drove over to Aller Moor - At one stop by the River Parrot managed to find 3 COMMON CRANE - 2ad &1Juv .

Overnight At the Old Station Inn At Hallatrow with dinner in a very fine old railway carriage with big comfy armchairs - very nice 

TUES 15 JAN 

An overcast morning with showers from 12.00 , wind F4/5 SW .

Bay watched from 09.30- 12.00from both car park and flats -

80+ GANNET , 2 KITTIWAKE, 15 RAZORMOT-SE , 2 GUILLEMOT- on sea , 2 RED T DIVER , 3 GREAT N DIVER, . The 11 COMMON SCOTER + 1LONG T DUCK difficult to find on the choppy sea- picked them up briefly at 11.15

On the rocks 8 RINGED PLOVER , 3 TURNSTONE.

South Huish Marsh very much same again apart from Gulls - 

40 BLACK H GULL , 250+ HERRING GULLS, 1 COMMON GULL .

MON 14JAN 

A sunny morning with a light NW breeze resulting in a calm sea .

Offshore from 09.15 to 10.45 from the car park a fantastic spectacle 

of a pod of 30 + Dolphin surrounded a large shoal of fish with over 250 GULLS , GANNETS , 15 RAZORBILL feeding on the leftovers 

almost qualified as a David Attenborough moment .Particulrly enjoyed by Johnathan & Lesley Davidson visiting from Cheddar .

Also logged - 3RED T DIVER , 1 BLACK T DIVER ( flew NW @ 11.25) ,1 GUILLEMOT , .The COMMON SCOTER flock of 11 and the LONG TAILED DUCK again in the Bay watched all morning .

On the  rocks 8 TURNSTONE .

South Huish Marsh held same birds as yesterday , also a WATER PIPIT .

Eric reports a LITTLE OWL(105 )  calling this evening ,a local resident had seen one on the tennis court posts this morning 

Photos of RINGED PLOVER & TURNSTONE taken today 

SUN 13 JAN 

A sunny morning with a F7 NW wind .

Offshore - 40 GANNET , 9 KITTIWAKE, 3 RAZORMOT , 1 FULMAR (102) .

On South Huish Marsh - 80 WIGEON , 40 TEAL , 2 LITTLE GREBE,

1 BLACK SWAN , 6 SNIPE , 10 RINGED PLOVER .

Bunting flock - 8 YELLOWHAMMER, 4 CIRL BUNTING 

On South Efford Marsh Eric reports - 120 WIGEON , 70 TEAL , 34 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 27 CURLEW, 7 GREENSHANK, 4 REDSHANK,

1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 2 WATER PIPIT , 1AD COMMON GULL (103 )

Over North Marsh on recent mornings a hunting BARN OWL (104 )

SIB CHIFFY ringed 11Jan At South Milton Ley AlanPomroy 

FRI 11 JAN 

An increasingly cloudy morning with a few brief sunny periods .

Offshore - 35 GANNET , 10 RAZORBILL -on sea . The COMMON SCOTER flock down to 12, the ad LONG TAILED DUCK still with them watched at 09.30 and then from 11.00-12.15 

On South Huish Marsh the WIGEON flock increased to 75 otherwise same as yesterday .

The Bunting flock down to - 10 YELLOWHAMMER , 6 CIRL BUNTING,

2 REED BUNTING . 

Ringing at South Milton Ley  Alan had 30 CHIFFY , 1 SIB CHIFFY ( Another unringed On site ) . 1 GOLDCREST . On site - 11 TEAL ,

3 WATER RAIL , 2 REDWING , 2 M CETTIS WARBLER calling . 

Interesting were 13 BUZZARD over Horswell woods .

This afternoon a COMMON SANDPIPER on the Tidal Road 

THURS 10 JAN 

A hard frost o/night -sunny calm morning 

South Huish Marsh still iced over until 10.30 . 67 WIGEON , 42 TEAL , 1M GADWALL, 1BRENT GOOSE -DB , BLACK SWAN ,2 LITTLE GREBE 

20 SNIPE .

Offshore - a flock of 15 COMMON SCOTER with an ad F LONG TAILED DUCK (99 ) - watched for over an hour in flight on 3 occasions.

1 SHELDUCK (100) , 12 RAZORBILL - on sea .

On the rocks - 6 RINGED PLOVER , 6 TURNSTONE , 1 1w MED GULL 

The Bunting flock near South Milton Ley is one to keep an eye on ,

Terry and I spent 20 mins at 12.15 , our estimate was 50+ birds comprising- 20 + CIRL BUNTING , 20+ YELLOWHAMMER, 3 REED BUNTING , 10 CHAFFINCH .

At Aveton Gifford Eric reports - 1 MISTLE THRUSH , 4 SISKIN (101)

Yesterday Alan Reported the BLACK REDSTART by the flats at 13.30

WED 9 JAN 

Sharp frost at dawn then a beautiful sunny morning, a light N breeze .

At 11.30 South Huish Marsh held the same birds as yesterday . 

Looking out across the Bay picked up a small duck - had to go over to Bobs carpark to get better views- Spent the next 2 hours fast asleep drifting slowly with the tide - a F GOLDENEYE (97)- 

In a field on left side of the lane to South Milton Ley at least 10 CIRL BUNTING and 2 YELLOWHAMMER (98)- could well be more .

At 15.00 a GREAT SP WOODY drinking at our garden water bowl .

TUES 8 JAN 

At last a sunny morning with a F3/4 NNW wind 

in my garden at 08.30 a F REED BUNTING , at 16.15 a F BLACK REDSTART on the roof of our house ,.

Offshore 40 min from 09.20 - 60 GANNET - NW , 4 RAZORBILL - on sea , 2 RED B MERGANSER - NW At 09.40 ( 94 ) 

On the rocks - 2 MED GULL ( 1 1w , 1 Ad ) at least 20 ROCK PIPIT on the dried seaweed .

On South Huish Marsh - 60 WIGEON , 35 TEAL , 1M GADWALL .A 

single BRENT GOOSE ( flew off out to. Sea at 10.45 ) 1 LAPWING , 

9 RINGED PLOVER, 10 SNIPE 

Along the Tidal Road Eric reports - 25 BLACK T GODWIT , 7 GREENSHANK, 5 REDSHANK , 1 COMMON SANDPIPER ( 95 ) 

1 TREE CREEPER ( 96 )

MON 7 JAN 

Late News for yesterday -Alan had 7 WATER PIPIT on South Huish ,Marsh late pm .  At South Milton Ley 4 REED BUNTING ( 92) In Johns garden 2 BULLFINCH & a calling TAWNY OWL (93) 

This morning the WIGEON flock increased to 62 , otherwise no change in birds on the Marsh .

A late morning visit to Slapton Ley - 40 GADWALL , 60 TUFTED DUCK 

5 POCHARD, 5 GOLDENEYE , 1 M RING NECKED DUCK .1 CETTIS WARBLER.

IN the Bay - 50 + COMMON GULL , 1 RED T DIVER , 2 COMMON SCOTER , 1 RED N GREBE , 2 BLCK N GREBE , 

SUN 6 JAN 

Another cloudy calm morning - Offshore from 09.00-

2RED T DIVER , 1 BLACK T DIVER , 6 COMMON SCOTER , 20 GANNET

50+RAZORBILL ( on sea , largest flock 25 ) , 1ad MED GULL .

On South Huish Marsh - a large flock of 310 BLACK H GULL ,  could only find 2 MED GULL amongst them , 2 LAPWING , 2 WATER PIPIT ( 90 ) .

On the rocks - 10 RINGED PLOVER , 6 TURNSTONE .

On the tidal road at Aveton Gifford - 14 BLACK T GODWIT , 2 GREENSHANK , 2 REDSHANK , CURLEW , 3 LITTLE GREBE, NUTHATCH.

A brief afternoon visit to Topsham Bridge ( not far from Loddiswell ) 

2 DIPPER , 1 MARSH TIT ( scarce bird around here )NUTHATCH , 2 GOLDCREST , 5 COAL TIT .

SAT 5 JAN 

No change in the weather pattern -a cold if calm morning .

On South Huish Marsh - 40WIGEON , 50 TEAL , BLACK SWAN , 

10 SNIPE , 8 RINGED PLOVER , 1 AD MED GULL 

OFFSHORE- 6 COMMON SCOTER , 2 WIGEON -NW , 1 RED T DIVER - SE , 1 GREAT N DIVER - SE, 17 RAZORBILL .

Reported from R Avon / South Efford Marsh - 2GOOSANDER ( 86 )

KINGFISHER ( 87 ), NUTHATCH ( 88 ) 

In Nicks garden - JAYS (89)

FRI 4 JAN 

Another cloudy cold morning ,only a light breeze.

On South Huish Marsh the only new arrival was a M GADWALL.

In the Bay At -9.30 3RED T DIVER , 1 BLACK T DIVER (84 ) , 6 COMMON SCOTER , 1AD MED GULL , A feeding flock of 80+ GANNET , 2 MUTE SWAN , at 10.55 4BRENT GOOSE-DB (85) flew SE .

On the rocks 8 TURNSTONE , 3 RINGED PLOVER .

Lesley had  a BLACK REDSTART on the rocks by the flats .

Went over to Central Park At Plymouth to look at the very approachable WAXING - a couple of my record shots to follow .

THURS 3 JAN

A cloudy morning although only a light N breeze feeling cold .

Offshore morning- 55 GANNET , 1 KITTIWAKE , 1 AD MED GULL , 1 GREAT N DIVER ( se @ 10.50 ) , 50 + RAZORMOT -SE .

On the rocks - 8 TURNSTONE , 3 RINGED PLOVER .

On South Huish Marsh - 55 TEAL , 30 WIGEON ,20 SNIPE 1 LAPWING , 1 BLACK T GODWIT 

Huxton Cross - 1 GOLDCREST, 3 SKYLARK, 8 LAPWING.

Buckland Valley - very few birds - 1 GREAT SP WOODY , 1 RAVEN , 1 CHIFFY .

Thurlestone Gardens - 1BLACK REDSTART , COAL TIT .

At South Efford Marsh Rod Bone reports 3 CATTLE EGRET .

Report from John of 5 GREY PARTRIDGE in his garden - near South Milton Ley 

2019 YEAR LIST now 83

WED 2 JAN

09.15- BAY - 7 GADWALL ( 3M 4F ) flew SE , 5 COMMON SCOTER , 1 RED T DIVER , 11 RAZORBILL , 20 GANNET .

South Huish Marsh - 65 TEAL , 32 WIGEON , 2 LITTLE GREBE , 

2 STONECHAT , 1 BLACK SWAN , 1 RINGED PLOVER , 1 LAPWING ,

1 CHIFFY , 2 CIRL BUNTING .2 BLACK T GODWIT 

Tidal Rd Aveton Gifford - 4 REDSHAK, 3 GREENSHANK , 22 BLACK 

T GODWIT , CURLEW , 1 GREY WAGTAIL , 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 

BULLFINCH .

At 16.30 HUXTON CROSS - 20 FIELDFARE .

KINGSBRIDGE EST @ 12.00 - 200 + REDSHANK , 1 GREENSHANK , 35 DUNLIN , 50 CURLEW , 3 BAR T GODWIT , 2 GREAT N DIVER , 

2 GREAT C GREBE ,80 BRENT GOOSE -DB , 700 WIGEON , 30 TEAL , 20 SHELDUCK

Patch Year Total - 72 

On Bowcombe Creek At 16.00 - 1M 2F RED B MERGANSER , 

1F GOOSANDER ,15 SHELDUCK 

TUES 1 JAN 2019

A very late start today - On South Huish Marsh - WIGEON , TEAL, 

BLACK SWAN , 5 MUTE SWAN , CANADA GOOSE , LITTLE GREBE,SNIPE, OYSTERCATCHER.

7 RINGED PLOVER , 1 BLACK T GODWIT ,2 SONG THRUSH 

15 STOCK DOVE .

Offshore - Both GUILLEMOT & RAZORBILL , 1 GANNET , 1 RED T DIVER- on sea 

At South Milton Ley - 20 CHIFFY , 1 SIB CHIFFY, WATER RAIL , CETTIS WARBLER , GREY WAGTAIL .

An hours Garden Watch from 14.35 produced 25 species , inc -

1F BLACKCAP, 1 GREEN WOODY, 2 SKYLARK , 6 GREENFINCH , 

15 CHAFFINCH, 3 SONG THRUSH, 1 REDWING , 5 LONG T TIT .

A total of 59 species recorded.

SOUTH WEST OPTICS LTD 

I spend several hours a day looking through my telescope either seawatching or scanning South Huish Marsh . Recently looking through friends scope I realised the latest Swarovski 95 ( objective lens ) with a 30-70x zoom eyepiece was better . Steve offered me a very good package to include a fitted case and a Manfrotto Carbon Tripod with a MVH 500 AH Fluid Head .He also gave me a very good offer to take my existing Scope and Eypiece in part exchange .

Having used my new scope for 2 weeks I can confirm the results are outstanding - the clarity and light value are superb 

If you are contemplating purchasing any new optical equipment do give Steve a ring on 01872 263444 or contact him on email - 

steve@swoptics.com

He might just be able to supply Santa with that special present .

Steve is a very active and experienced birder , very useful to deal with someone who knows what we need 

MON 31 DEC 

A cloudy end to the year and a very quiet morning -

on the Marsh WIGEON down to 46 but still 90 TEAL .A BLACK T GODWIT was new otherwise same as yesterday .

On the sea 5COMMON SCOTER , 3 RAZORBILL, 3 GANNET .

Hopefully NEW YEARS DAY will see some improvement 

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone who follows the blog 

SUN 30 DEC 

 A cloudy morning with almost constant light drizzle.

The MANDARIN had moved on ( lot less MALLARD ) probably returned to the R Avon . Otherwise the same as yesterday .

only 2 RINGED PLOVER but at least 50 SNIPE .Still 1 WATER PIPIT .

A single SHELDUCK was new in .

Steph Murphy found a SIB CHIFFY At South Milton Ley 

SAT 29 DEC

Another cloudy morning with a F3/4 W wind . Joined by Rob & Steph Murphy this morning .

A 30 min seawatch from -9.30 only produced 10 GANNET & a 

single flock of 25 RAZORMOT -SE 

On South Huish Marsh both TEAL AND WIGEON same as Friday , however the surprise was a site first - a Male  MANDARIN. Only managed to count 40 SNIPE , still 11 RINGED PLOVER .1 AD MED GULL . In the adjacent field a flock of 14 STOCK DOVE .

2 superb photos by Alan At South Huish Marsh of a SIB CHIFFY and a F REED BUNTING 

FRI 28 DEC 

A cloudy morning after a frost at dawn , calm conditions with a flat sea .

On South Huish Marsh - 75 WIGEON, 90+TEAL , 50 MALLARD , 2 LITTLE GREBE , BLACK SWAN still , 2 LAPWING , 11 RINGED PLOVER, 60+ SNIPE ( highest total for this winter ) , 2 WATER PIPIT , 2 LITTLE EGRET, 20 OYSTERCATCHER.

Offshore Watch -9.20-10.00 & 11.30-12.30 -

8 GANNET , 7 RAZORMOT -SE , 4 RAZORBILL &10 GUILLEMOT- on sea , 4 TURNSTONE, 7 F COMMON SCOTER -on sea + 1 NW.

2GREAT N DIVER flew SE @ -9.55 , 2 RED T DIVER on sea at 11.40 and 1 flew NW at 11.30

THURS 27 DEC

After An overcast start cloud dispersed to produce a very nice sunny day , calm conditions.

On South Huish Marsh - Joined by Roger Backway -

65 WIGEON, 85 TEAL , 2 SHELDUCK , BLACK SWAN still , 

9 RINGED PLOVER , 7 TURNSTONE , 8 SNIPE , 1 BLACK T GODWIT,

1 CHIFFY, 2 SONG THRUSH , 1 WATER PIPIT .

On the sea 4F COMMON SCOTER.

WED 26 DEC

A very pleasant sunny calm morning-Managed an hours Garden Watch from 11.35 , 28 species recorded inc -

5 PIED WAGTAIL , 1 GREEN WOODY, 1 SPRAWK , 1 SKYLARK , 

1F REED BUNTING, 2 JAY, overhead a CORMORANT & a MUTE SWAN . Close in offshore  2GANNET.

Normal service to resume on Thursday 

TUES 25 DEC- MERRY XMAS 

Gardens to the fore today - John at South MiltonLey had 4 CIRL BUNTING , in my garden at 12.30 a M BLACKCAP.

Setting Up the blog for 2019 - only 7 days to go 

FRI 21 DEC

With family arriving today the next update will probably be on 27 DEC.

Hope everyone who follows the blog has a very enjoyable festive season . Looking forward to 2019 and the birds that decide to visit 

Thurlestone Bay - all we have to do is find them ! 

Superb photo of a WATER PIPIT at South Huish Marsh taken by Alan 

on 20 DEC

THURS 20 DEC 

A morning of sunny periods and showers with a F5 W wind .

On South Huish Marsh - 63 WIGEON , 60 TEAL, 2 LITTLE GREBE.,

BLACK SWAN .

Offshore - 45 GANNET , 2 KITTIWAKE , 1 FULMAR , 1DB BRENT GOOSE- NW .

At Huxton Cross - 27 LAPWING , 1 CHIFFY , 100 LINNET .

GREEN WOODY again feeding on our lawn .

WED 19 DEC 

No report for TUES due to the storms and heavy rain .

Today sunny periods with a F5 W wind .Showers later . 

An hours seawatch from 09.50 produced - 62WIGEON flying around the Bay , 2 RED T DIVER ( 1 on sea , 1 SE @ 10.20 ) 25 GANNET , 1 FULMAR -SE , 1 AD MED GULL , 5 RAZORMOT - SE , 1 GUILLEMOT - on rocks , 8 RINGED PLOVER , 1 TURNSTONE.

On South Huish Marsh - 56 WIGEON , 60 TEAL , 2 LITTLE GREBE,

BLACK SWAN, 3 WATER PIPIT 

MON 17 DEC 

Sunny periodsthis morning with a SW3 INC 5 wind .

2 30min seawatches - 09.20-09.50 from the car park & 11.00 -11.30 from the flats produced - 245 GANNET - NW , 5 KITTIWAKE, 

3 AD MED GULL -SE , 30 RAZORMOT - SE , 2 GREAT N DIVER , 2 RED T DIVER - NW , 3 EIDER ( 1 1w M ,2 F ) flew SE at 11.18 - only the 3rd patch record this year .

on South Huish Marsh - 65 TEAL , 45 WIGEON , 40 MALLARD , 2 LITTLE GREBE, 1 BLACK SWAN , 9 RINGED PLOVER .

A 1W M BLACK REDSTART was on the sea wall by the flats .

A GREEN WOODY on our lawn mid morning .

Dave confirms both SPOONBILL & at least 1 CATTLE EGRET at 

South Efford Marsh .

SUN 16 DEC 

After the storms of yesterday this morning was overcast with heavy rain from 11.30, A F4/5 SSW wind .

South Huish Marsh is just one large lake - 45 TEAL , 42 WIGEON , 

1 LITTLE GREBE, BLACK SWAN , 7 RINGED PLOVER , 1 TURNSTONE, 

4 SNIPE .18 OYSTERCATCHER 

Seawatch from 09.45 - 11.30 produced some interesting birds with the largest total of Divers this year - 7 RED T DIVER flew west @10.05 with another at 10.55 , Single GREAT N DIVER flew NW @

11.10 & 11.12. 2 DB BRENT GOOSE flew NW @ -9.55 . 15 WIGEON -on the sea/ SE , 1 FULMAR-SE, 3 AD MED GULL -SE , 150 GANNET -

SE , 13 RAZORMOT - SE .

At a wet South Efford Marsh Eric & Rod Bone Report- An AD 

SPOONBILL , 37 BLACK T GODWIT, 7 GREENSHANK, 2 REDSHANK,

2 DUNLIN , 70 WIGEON , 100 TEAL , 1M MANDARIN . On North Marsh - 4CATTLE EGRET .

FRI 14 DEC 

 Another overcast morning with a F4SE wind .

Seawatch from 09.30-10.45 - 15 GANNET -SE , 4 KITTIWAKE-SE ,

45 RAZORMOTT -SE , 4 GREAT N DIVER - 2SE , 2NW ( On plumage at least 2 different birds May have been 3 ) 9 WIGEON -NW .

On the rocks / Marsh - 25 OYSTERCATCHER, 3 RINGED PLOVER ,

35 TEAL  10 WIGEON , 8 SNIPE , 6 LAPWING , 1 BLACK SWAN .

3DB BRENT GOOSE -flew in fromE then out over the sea and SE .

Near Churcstow roundabout- 10 LAPWING .

Record shots of RED RUMPED SWALLOW at Torpoint 12 Dec 

Record shots in poor light  of GREY LAG GOOSE at South Huish Marsh and MANDARIN at Aveton Gifford- 5 DEC 2018

PHOTOS FROM ALAN D OF WATER PIPIT , SCANDANAVIAN HERRING GULL - ARGENTATUS At South Huish Marsh Nov 2018

BRENT GOOSE , SNOW BUNTING , SHORE LARK - ALL JUST RECORD SHOTS - NORFOLK 3 NOV 

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

JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER AT SOUTH HUISH MARSH - taken by Paul Rossiter 

Latest images of the ISABELLINE SHRIKE provided by Steve Hopper 

Record shots of TREE SPARROW , REDSHANK , BARNACLE GOOSE 

at RSPB SALTHOLME 

A few of the 170 photos of SANDERLING , KNOT , DUNLIN , REDSHANK , TURNSTONE -taken on the rocks at Redcar - none have been cropped!

A FEW RECORD SHOTS OF THE AVOCET FLOCK , WHEATEAR 

RECORD SHOTS OF SKYLARK , RED T DIVER 

WOOD SANDPIPER AT SOUTH HUISH MARSH 30 AUG 

PHOTOS OF CATTLE EGRET 28 AUG

Record shots of SEDGE WARBLER in my garden 

OSPREY Aveton Gifford  16 Aug. by Alan Doidge 

REED AND SEDGE WARBLER in the reeds On 21 July 

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

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

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 

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

RECORD SHOTS OF SANDERLING on the rocks 21 NOV 2017 

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 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

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

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
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