Sightings Diary

December 2012

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"Orton Effect - Avocets
Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham - Devon, UK

10.12.12 - 3 to 1 degrees, sunny, no wind, 1pm to 4pm. High tide 3pm

Birds - Avocets 300+, 500+ Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Cettis Warbler, Kingfisher, Grey Plover, Snipe 21, Pintail Duck, Foxes 2 , Dunnock, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Crows, Woodpigeons, Pied Wagtails, Starlings, Mute Swans, Grey Lag Geese, Canada Geese, Black-headed Gulls, Magpie, Robin, Little Egrets, Pochard, Wigeon, Teal, Cormorant, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Curlew, Little Grebe, Redwings, Redshank, Shoveler, Coot, Moorhen, Heron, Jackdaws, Lapwings, Wren, Dunlin Rabbits.

Early Morning Waders


Early Morning Waders


Squabbling Little Egrets


Canada Geese


Black-tailed Godwits


Dunlin


Greylag Geese


Avocet


Greylag Goose


Greylag Goose


Heron


Avocets - Orton Effect


Arty Black-tailed Godwits


A Wisp of Snipe!

Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham - Devon, UK

17.12.12 - 5 degrees, sun and cloud, some rain, light wind, 6:30am! to 11am. High tide 9:30am
19.12.12 - 8 degrees, rain, wind, 8:30am to 11am. High Tide 10:50am

Birds - Female Long-tailed Duck, Water Rail, Avocets 360, 670 Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit 116, Shelduck, Grey Plover, Snipe 5, Cettis Warbler, Bullfinch , Dunnock, Blue Tit, Crows, Woodpigeons, Pied Wagtails, Starlings, Mute Swans, Grey Lag Geese, Canada Geese, Black-headed Gulls, Magpie, Little Egrets, Wigeon, Teal, Cormorant, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Curlew, Little Grebe, Redwings, Redshank, Shoveler, Coot, Moorhen, Heron, Lapwings, Dunlin.


Male Shoveler


Mallard


Redshank


Heron


Arty Waders


Arty Black-tailed Godwits


Black and White Waders


Arty Greylags


Arty Godwits


Godwits


Lapwings


Avocets


Avocets


Avocets


Avocets


Avocets and Godwit