Sunday, 1 September 2013
Devon bits n bobs.
This wasn't a birding trip but "she who must be obeyed" allowed me a few hours around Dawlish Warren and Bowling Green Marsh, Dawlish was very quiet with singles of Wheatear,Whitethroat,Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff a few Goldfinches and Linnets were around the pond and a quick look out to sea produced 20+ Sandwich Tern off Orcombe Point. We travelled through Powderham in the hope of seeing an Osprey but no joy so moved on to Bowling Green Marsh ,the hide was packed but we managed to get a seat after ten minutes or so and started scanning through the birds. There were 100+ Redshank,good numbers of Black tailed Godwit,a few Lapwing, four Grey Heron,singles of Greenshank and Common Sandpiper,both Wigeon and Teal were present in decent numbers but the highlight was a Spoonbill tucked in among 20+ Little Egret. Final port of call was Darts Farm not for birds but for their fabulous tea and cakes which i got conned into buying again (notice a theme developing here Phil?),almost forgot the resident Slav Grebe was just off the seawall at Cockwood.