Friday, 10 February 2012

Thurlestone Bay

Dreary day cold and rain this am- Glossy Ibis on the Marsh both first thing & at 17.00.
A surprise visitor was a Green Sandpiper which flew in at 08.00 and stayed for an hour. Little Egrets must be on the move 3 on the marsh at 08.00 first for a few weeks .

Visits to 2 off patch sites this afternoon - Stover C Park - 2 Marsh Tit, Green Woodpecker Nuthatch, Siskin .

On the way back stopped off at Buckfastleigh rewarded with my largest flock of Mandarin at least 35 with over 20 males, also 2 Goosander , 2 Dipper.

Starling roost starting to build up with the arrival of cold weather - 2000 tonight with some good flying displays