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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SOUTHMILTON RESERVE - ANNUAL REEDCUTTING 

Thanks to some fantastic digging work by Nick on Wednesday the sandbar was eventually breached with the water from the Ley able to flow into the sea . This means the first reed cutting on Sunday 

can proceed .

This year the cutting work will be carried out on Sunday 19 Jan and

2 FEB . , starting at around 09.30 , should be finished by lunchtime . Please park in the top field as you turn into the lane leading to the sewage works . Wellingtons and gloves are required.

if you have any long handled rakes of bagging hooks please bring them with together with any refreshments you may need .

Nick Townsend can be contacted on 01548 560243 if you have any queries.

Any changes due to adverse weather conditions will be posted nearer the date .

Have posted a copy of the 2019 ANNUAL REVIEW -to access choose the appropriate header 

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

2019 Monthly  Review 

WED 29 JAN 

 Sunny morning with a F5 W wind, .

Seawatch 09.20- 1020 - 8GANNET , 2 FULNAR , 3 SHAG , 

9 RAZORMOT -SE 

On the rocks - 9 OYSTERCATCHER, 5 TURNSTONE .

On South Huish Marsh - 140 WIGEON, 20 TEAL , 10 OYSTERCATCHER , 9 RINGED PLOVER, 1 SNIPE , 3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 5 LESSER BLACK B GULL 

TUES 28 JAN 

A morning of sunny periods and showers with a brisk WNW F6 wind . Rough seas .

Seawatch - 09.30-10.15 - 20 GANNET , 2 FULMAR, 2AD MED GULL -SE , 8 RAZORBILL, 3 RAZORMOT-SE 

On the Marsh - 142 WIGEON , only 20 TEAL , 6 RINGED PLOVER , 

2 SNIPE , 1 LAPWING . Amongst a flock of 60 HERRING GULL were 

22 LESSER B B GULL ( very few recorded recently ) 

Walked round South Milton Ley with Nick - not many birds , did find 

CETTIS WARBLER , WATER RAIL , 3 CHIFFY , 8 REDWING , 5 LONG T TIT , flushed a WOODCOCK (111) at Woodcock corner .

At Aveton Gifford Eric reports 4 FIRECREST , 3 REED BUNTING.

MON 27 JAN 

A cloudy morning with rain setting in from 10.30, wind WNW 5/6.

Seawatch from 09.00-10.30- 105 GANNET -NW , 1 FULMAR-SE , 1 KITTIWAKE-SE , 10 RAZORMOT-SE , 3 RAZORBILL- on sea .

On the rocks - 24 OYSTERCATCHER, 10 RINGED PLOVER, 

7 TURNSTONE.2 LITTLE EGRET.

On the Marsh - 140 WIGEON , 35 TEAL , 1 SHELDUCK , 1 COOT, 1 SNIPE .

Along the tidal road at Aveton Gifford- 1 GREENSHANK , 2 REDSHANK, CURLEW, 1 SHELDUCK , 1 TREE CREEPER (110 ).

Of interest on the K'bridge Est- 5 M 6F RED B MERGANSER 

SUN 26 JAN 

A morning of heavy rain with a brisk WSW F5/6 wind .

On the Marsh at 09.30 - 140 WIGEON , 35 TEAL , 8 SNIPE, 

10 RINGED PLOVER , 3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT.1 M SHOVELER (110)- flew up the valley .

seawatch in poor viz from 09.45- 11 15 - joined by Richie -

5 FULMAR -SE , 6 GANNET , 2 RAZORMOT, 1AD MED GULL- SE .

1 PEREGRINE-SE .

On the rocks 12 TURNSTONE, 1AD MED GULL 

Driving back through the lanes a MISTLE THRUSH .

SAT 25 JAN 

Report from Richie - S H Marsh - 9 RINGED PLOVER, 5 SNIPE,

2 TURNSTONE. S M Ley - 1 KINGFISHER, 1 MISTLE THRUSH .

Eric reports from Topsham Bridge 3 or 4 MARSH TIT ( probably the 

best site in the area for this species ) 

I visited Stover CPark - 4MANDARIN , 20 TUFTED DUCK , 1 LITTLE GREBE, JAY & TREE CREEPER 

FRI 24 JAN 

'Brighter periods this morning with calm conditions.

An hours seawatch from 09.30- On the sea - 25 RAZORBILL, 

1 BLACK T DIVER , amongst 50 BLACL H GULL 1AD 2 1W MED GULL

In flight - 5GANNET , 2 RAZORMOT-SE , 3 COMMON SCOTER-NW ,

'Single RED T DIVERS NW @ -9.45 & 10.15 .

On South Huish Marsh - 142 WIGEON, 45 TEAL ,8 SNIPE, 3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 100 BLACK H GULL , 2 COMMON GULL , amongst the flock of CANADA GOOSE A GREY LAG GOOSE ( of questionable parentage )(108 ) 

THURS 23 JAN 

 100%cloud and murky offshore - wind F3 NE so calm sea - joined by Lesley from 10.00 . Seawatch 09.10-11.30 

On Sea - 90+ RAZORBILL, 2 GUILLEMOT, 6 RED T DIVER (1 also flew SE @ 10.20 ) , 1 BLACK T DIVER 

In flight - 3 COMMON SCOTER, 17 GANNET , 1 FULMAR, 4 KITTIWAKE.

Large flock of GULLS on the rocks   included 300 + HERRING GULL, 

250 BLACK HEADED GULL, 10 AD COMMON GULL , 1AD 1 2W MED GULL .

On South Huish Marsh duck numbers unchanged , waders - 

3 BLACK T GODWIT, 4 RINGED PLOVER , only 2 SNIPE .

WED 22 JAN 

'Back to cloudy and murky conditions, light NE breeze - still felt cold .

Offshore - 09.30-11.00 - flying - 2 KITTIWAKE , 10 GANNET ,

2 SHELDUCK -SE , 4 RAZORMOT-SE , 1 RED T DIVER -SE ( 09.50 )

On the sea- 95 RAZORBILL, 1 GUILLEMOT, 1 GREAT C GREBE (107)

2 BLACK T DIVER ( 10.40 ) ,8 RED T DIVER -together drifted west 

across the bay 10.15 . Could be a patch day record ! , 2 WIGEON .
On the rocks 6 TURNSTONE.

On South Huish Marsh- Amongst 150 BLACK H GULL 1AD 1 2W MED GULL, 145 WIGEON , 45 TEAL, 3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 31 SNIPE, 

8 RINGED PLOVER .
 

GOLDCREST AND FIRECREST AT SOUTH MILTON LEY 21 JAN 2020

TUES 21 JAN 

Another sunny but cold morning with a NE light breeze - Marsh 

front pool still  iced over at 11.30 

'Offshore 09.20-10.20 only in flight 6 GANNET & 6 RAZORMOT, 

however on a calm sea - 22 RAZORBILL and between -9.55- 10.20 

5 DIVERS - 3 RED THROATED, 1 BLACK  THROATED & 1 GREAT NORTHERN.

On South Huish Marsh - 130 WIGEON , 51 TEAL , 1 LITTLE GREBE,

1 COOT , 33 SNIPE ( highest count this year ) , 7 RINGED PLOVER , 

3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, at 11.10 2 LAPWING (106 ) briefly landed before flying up the valley .

Alan at South Milton Ley ringed 54 birds of which 26 were new -

24 CHIFFY ( 11 new ) , 6 FIRECREST ( 1 new ) , 4 GOLDCREST (1 new ) , 1 new BULLFINCH 

At Aveton Gifford report of 1 M 2 F REED BUNTING visiting a garden feeder, by the car park 1 FIRECREST , 1 GOLDCREST 

MON 20 JAN 

The spell of sunny calm cold weather continues- Marsh front pool still iced over at 11.00 

Seawatch very poor - 7 RAZORBILL & 2SHAG in an hour . On the rocks - 7 RINGED PLOVER , 5 TURNSTONE, 1AD MED GULL .

On South Huish Marsh- 130 WIGEON , 30 TEAL , 1 COOT ( 105 ) 

1 LITTLE GREBE, 15 SNIPE, 2 LINNET , 1 CHIFFY .

13.45 Nr HUXTON CROSS - 10 FIELDFARE .

ADULT MED GULL 19 JAN 

SUN 19 JAN 

Unable to participate in the reed cutting ,managed a visit in sunny but cold calm conditions to South Huish Marsh -

145 WIGEON , 35 TEAL , 2 GADWALL (104) , 1 SHELDUCK, 

3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 18 SNIPE, 1 JACK SNIPE, 10 RINGED PLOVER, 1 LITTLE GREBE, 1 AD ,1 1W MED GULL 

Offshore - 1SHELDUCK ( on sea ) 14 RAZORMOT, 7 RAZORBILL, 1 FULMAR , 3 GREAT N DIVER( 2 high SE @09.45 , 1 SE @10.35 ) ,

2 RED T DIVER ( 1 on sea , 1 NW @ 10.35 )

On the rocks - 9 RINGED PLOVER , 10 TURNSTONE, 17 OYSTERCATCHER, 1 AD MED GULL 

SAT 18 JAN 

In my garden this morning - 1 JAY, 2 GOLDFINCH ( first this year ) 

Lesley had a small flock of FIELDFARE (103) fly over driving down the lanes 

 

FRI 17 JAN 

A sunny morning with a few heavy showers , wind WNW F6/7 .

Offshore just 5 GANNET, 2 FULMAR , on the beach a SANDERLING 
(101) .

On South Huish Marsh - 120 WIGEON , 50 TEAL , 9 RINGED PLOVER , 23 OYSTERCATCHER, 3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 1 SNIPE , 

1 LITTLE GREBE, amongst the 75 BLACK H GULL was an ad COMMON GULL .

Reported from South Milton Ley -  3FIRECREST , 8 CHIFFY , GOLDCREST , WATER RAIL , CETTIS WARBLER (102 ) 
 

COMMON GULL & SANDERLING 17 JAN 2020

WED 15 JAN 

Day trip with Alan & Eric around the Exe Estuary- fabulous day with many 1000's of Waders and Ducks .

Started At Bowling Green Marsh where after a short wait the LONG BILLED DOWITCHER gave very good views , a few Lapwing , many Redshank , GREENSHANK , POCHARD , SHOVELER , PINTAIL WIGEON TEAL SHELDUCK , GREY LAG GOOSE 

'On Exminster Marshes - 1000+ LAPWING , 200 GOLDEN PLOVER , 

100'S CURLEW, 200 BRENT GOOSE , SNOW GOOSE ( with Canada's ) 

A few SHOVELER , 1M 1 F PINTAIL .

Viewed the Exe Est from the bridge near Powderham Church -the wader spectacle was superb- 400 AVOCET , 1000'S OF DUNLIN &

BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 2 SANDERLING , GREY PLOVER , KNOT ,

1500 BRENT GOOSE , 3 RED B MERGANSER , 1 PEREGRINE .

At Cockwood Steps - 4 GREAT C GREBE , 30 BAR TAILED GODWIT, 

7 CATTLE EGRET 

Finally a quick look off Dawlish Warren - 25 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 

10 COMMON SCOTER 

TUES 14 JAN 

'Heavy rain and gale force WSW winds - it was not a day for birding .Spent 2 hours from 09.15 watching South Huish Marsh from the car .Regular movement of large Gulls - unfortunately no White Wingers .

150 WIGEON ( highest count this winter ) 55 TEAL , 10 RINGED PLOVER , 13 TURNSTONE ( high tide refuge ) , 8 SNIPE , 

21 OYSTERCATCHER, 20 MALLARD , 140 HERRING GULL , 1 1W YELLOW L GULL( 100 ) 6  GREAT B B GULL, 5 LESSER B BGULL , 50 BLACK H GULL , 1 WATER PIPIT

MON 13 JAN 

Cloudy morning , heavy showers SW wind F7 

Spent the morning at South Efford Marsh with Eric -

100+ WIGEON, 50+ TEAL , 1 SHELDUCK , 10 LITTLE EGRET, 25 CURLEW, 3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 4 REDSHANK , 2 BULLFINCH 

Along the Tidal Rd - 5 REDSHANK , 5 GREENSHANK, 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 1 LITTLE GREBE.

At the sewage works report of 1 WHITE WAGTAIL ( 99 ) , 7 CHIFFY 

SUN 12 JAN 

Sunny periods, wind W F6, rough seas .

Seawatch for 1 hour - 9GANNET, 2 SHAG , 3 RAZORMOT. on the beach/rocks - 5 OYSTERCATCHER, 8 RINGED PLOVER, 4 TURNSTONE 

3 LITTLE EGRET.

On South Huish Marsh - 115 WIGEON, 55 TEAL , 1 LITTLE GREBE,

8 SNIPE , 10 RINGED PLOVER,2 LITTLE EGRET, 2 HERON.

FIRECREST - 3 reported by Alan at South Milton Ley & 1 in Eric's garden 

SAT 11 JAN 

A cloudy & windy morning- visit to Aveton Gifford 

Tidal Rd - 8 GREENSHANK , 7 REDSHANK , 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 

1 LITTLE GREBE.

Playing fields - 10 GOLDFINCH, 2 GREENFINCH ( scarce this winter )

5 REDWING , 5 COAL TIT .

Sewage Works - 6 CHIIFY , 1 FIRCREST , 2 GOLDCREST .

Early afternoon Eric had the F BLACK REDSTART in his garden.

FRI 10 JAN 

Lovely sunny morning almost calm conditions.

Seawatch -9.30-10.45 - 11GANNET , 3 KITTIWAKE, 35 RAZORMOT, 

2 RAZORBILL ( on sea ) ,1 M COMMON SCOTER -SE , 1 RAVEN .

On the rocks - 9 TURNSTONE, 5 RINGED PLOVER .

On South Huish Marsh - 100 WIGEON , 15 TEAL , 1 LITTLE GREBE,

10 SNIPE , 3 STONECHAT , 4 LINNET ( 95 ) 

Reports from Eric and Stuart At South Efford Marsh - 1 KINGFISHER,

( 96 ) , 9 REDSHANK , 6 GREENSHANK, 27 CURLEW , 1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 50 TEAL , 75 WIGEON, 7 CIRL BUNTING (97 ) .

2 WATER PIPIT ( North Marsh ) ,1 FIRECREST , 1 AD MED GULL .

On R Avon - 1M 1F GOOSANDER ( 98 ) 

Around the Sewage Works - 3 FIRECREST, 4 GOLDCREST , 8 CHIFFY

At South Milton Ley Alan ringed 14 new birds inc, 6CHIFFY 1 SONG THRUSH , 2 GOLDCREST . Also retrapped were 5 FIRECREST - WITH 4 at Aveton Giffordthis morning & 1 in Buckland Valley yesterday there has never been 10 recorded before

On site - 4 WATER RAIL, 3 MISTLE THRUSH, 2 REDWING , 1 BULLFINCH , 1 GREAT SP WOODY .

THURS 9 JAN 

Bright periods this morning followed by heavy rain from 11.00 , wind W F3/4 .

Seawatch for 1 hour from 09.30 - 2 GANNET , 1 FULMAR, 1 2W COMMON GULL , 10 KITTIWAKE, 15 RAZORMOT-SE, 2 SHAG , 1 BLACK T DIVER ( on sea then SE @ -9.58 ) (89 ) 

10 RINGED PLOVER - on rocks .

On South Huish Marsh - 100 WIGEON , 30 TEAL , 1 F PINTAIL ( asleep , well hidden in reeds ) (90 ) 

In Buckland Valley - 2 STOCK DOVE (91 ), 6 GOLDFINCH , 1 FIRECREST, 8 LONG T TIT .

Around Aveton Gifford Eric reports- 1 GREEN WOODY (92 ) , 

1 MISTLE THRUSH ( 93 ), 1M BLACKCAP ( 94 ) ,5 GOLDCREST , 

4 CHIFFY . 

 

Record shots of EGYPTIAN GOOSE , EIDER , GREEN WINGED TEAL 

TAKEN IN S E CORNWALL 8 JAN 2020

WED 8 JAN 

Aday out with Anne to S E Cornwall - a regular early Jan trip-even with a cloudy day managed to find a nice range of birds many of which are scarce on the patch at this time of the year .

Started At Torpoint- 2 F EIDER , 15 GREAT C GREBE , 1 LITTLE GREBE,3 RED B MERGANSER , 1 GREAT N DIVER , 30 DB BRENT GOOSE , amongst around 500 waders at least 1 WHIMBREL AND 6 GREY PLOVER .

At WILCOVE near Antony amongst 75 TEAL EASILY PICKED UP THE Male GREEN WINGED TEAL that has been present for some weeks .

Next stop Wacker Quay - Amongst a large flock of waders - 8GOLDEN PLOVER And 4 AVOCET

 

Stopped for lunch at Looe- Hannafore- 2 SLAVONIAN GREBE , 1 BLACK N GREBE ( not previously seen one here ) , 

3 GREAT N DIVER , 2 RED T DIVER , 1 BLACK T DIVER , 1 M EIDER.

At Millbrook the resident pair of EGYPTIAN GOOSE  , finally a second visit to Rat Island At Antony found the 2roosting SPOONBILL .

9 year ticks made for a very enjoyable day .

On the patch Eric had a F BLACK REDSTART ( 88 ) on his roof .

TUES 7 JAN 

Definitely not a morning for birding - cloud ,fog and drizzle .

A 30 min seawatch only produced 1 GANNET !. On South Huish Marsh - 80 WIGEON , 40 TEAL , 1 SHELDUCK ( 87 ) , 12 SNIPE ,

3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT, 135 BLACK H GULL .

Along the tidal road and playing fields at Aveton Gifford- 

1GREENSHANK , 6 REDSHANK, CURLEW, GREY WAGTAIL, NUTHATCH ,COAL TIT , 3 GOLDCREST, 3 CHIFFY , 12 GOLDFINCH .

 

MON 6 JAN 

A cloudy morning with heavy rain from 11.30, wind SW F 5/6.

A 2hour Seawatch from 09.45 produced- 80GANNET , 1 FULMAR , 

10 KITTIWAKE, 140 RAZORMOT, 5 COMMON SCOTER (84)

2 RED T DIVER ( 1 on sea 10.45 , 1 flew SE 11.15 ) 

On the rocks - 14TURNSTONE , 2 RINGED PLOVER 

On South Huish Marsh- 75 WIGEON, 25 TEAL, 10 RINGED PLOVER, 

3 BLACK TAILED GODWIT.

In Nicks garden - JAY ( 85 ) , Bullfinch ( 86 ) 

SUN 5 JAN 

A cloudy morning with a SSW F5 wind .

On South Huish Marsh - 3 BLACK T GODWIT, 6 RINGED PLOVER, 

15 SNIPE , 105 WIGEON , 15 TEAL .

On the rocks - 17 OYSTERCATCHER, 12 TURNSTONE.

On the sea 5 WIGEON ( later they flew high up the valley ), 

10 RAZORMOT, 1 KITTIWAKE, 2 GANNET .

A South Milton Ley amongst15 CHIIFY 1 SIBERIAN CHIFFY (82 ) 

20 CHAFFINCH, 5 TEAL , 2 WATER RAIL, 5 GOLDCREST , 1 FIRECREST. 

Near Hatch Bridge a report of a BLACK SWAN ( 83 ) 

SAT 4 JAN .

Morning with Eric off the patch- started at -9.20 Kingsbridge Est

( pumping station ) - best bird were 2 AVOCET ( Perry recently had 4 at the Curlew roost ), 600 DUNLIN, 200 REDSHANK, 2 REDSHANK, 

10 CURLEW , , 80+BRENT GOOSE, 1 GREAT N DIVER, 1 GREAT C GREBE, 2 F RED B MERGANSER, 100 SHELDUCK. WIGEON , TEAL. 

Slapton Ley - 150 TUFTED DUCK, 5 POCHARD, 2 GADWALL , 1M 1F GOLDENEYE, 11 GREAT C GREBE , lots of COOT., 2 CETTIS WARBLER, 

Offshore - 1 GUILLEMOT, 3 RAZORBILL , GANNETS .

Beesands Ley - 1M RING N DUCK , 50 TUFTED DUCK, 20 GADWALL , 

2 GREAT C GREBE , offshore - 3 SHAG.

Huxton Cross ( farm ) 75 CHAFFINCH, 3 YELLOWHAMMER 

FRI 3 JAN 

A pleasant morning with sunny periods, F4/5NW wind .

On South Huish Marsh - 115 WIGEON , 35 TEAL , 11 SNIPE, 10 RINGED PLOVER , 15 OYSTERCATCHER, 20 STARLING , 1 PEREGRINE-OVER .

Seawatch 09.30-10.40 - 6 GANNET , 3 FULMAR , 3 SHAG , 1 GREAT N DIVER - SE@ 10.30 , 1 RED T DIVER - SE @ 10.35 .

On the rocks 14 OYSTERCATCHER, 4 TURNSTONE.

At Hatch Bridge - NUTHATCH , 1 FIRECREST , SONG THRUSH , 

GREAT SP WOODY, 5 GOLDFINCH , 1 GREEN SANDPIPER ( in flooded field )

 Eric reports from around Aveton Gifford- 1 BARN OWL, 6 CHIFFY , 

2 FIRECREST, 4 GOLDCREST, 15 LONG T TIT , 2 GREY WAGTAIL,

1 SPRAWK .

This afternoon a visit to Topsham Bridge ( on the R Avon ) by the bridge there is a good bird feeder full of Niger seeds , today just 1 MARSH TIT ( this is the only 'local site ' for this , ) , 2 COAL TIT , JAY, BULLFINCH , 2 MISTLE THRUSH, 1 F GOOSANDER .

2020 Patch year list 81

THURS 2 JAN 

Only able to get out this afternoon- along the tidal road -4 REDSHANK , CURLEW, 4 LITTLE GREBE.

South Huish Marsh - 120 + WIGEON, 40 TEAL, 12 SNIPE , amongst 

a flock of 70 BLACK H GULL 2 MED GULL ( 1 ad, 1 2W ), 

1 COMMON GULL .1 SPARROWHAWK.

John reports at least 2 calling TAWNY OWL last night .

Patch year total -64 

 

 

1 JAN 2020

What  a poor start to the New Year weatherwise - low cloud and constant drizzle- improving this afternoon.

Managed a short garden watch producing 20 species inc - 1 F TEAL , 

3 SONG THRUSH , 1 RED L PARTRIDGE, 5 SKYLARK , 1 M REED BUNTING .

In fields near Huxton Cross ( opposite the farm ) a finch flock of over 100 CHAFFINCH , GREENFINCH, 2M YELLOWHAMMER, , KESTREL , BUZZARD . 

An afternoon visit to South Huish Marsh - 80 +WIGEON , 40 TEAL , 27 SNIPE , 6 OYSTERCATCHER, 4 RAVEN , STONECHAT .

Late visit to South Milton Ley , 1WATER RAIL , 5 CHIFFY, 4 GOLDCREST, 1 FIRECREST, 12 LONG T TIT , earlier Dave P had a JACK SNIPE .

Around Aveton Gifford Eric reports - GREENSHANK , REDSHANK, GOLDCREST , CHIFFY.

 

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 

SPOT FLY , LITTLE EGRET,  SHELDUCK 

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 !

RECORD SHOT OF AVOCET and SANDERLING 

RUFF IN PARTIAL SUMMER PLUMAGE taken by Richie 

BLUE HEADED WAGTAIL& SPOT FLY 

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 

WHEATEAR, AVOCET , RUFF - SOUTH HUISH MARSH 1/2 APRIL 

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