Saturday 4 April 2020

Another Osprey

Singing male Chiffchaff.
Osprey again the highlight today but also recorded - 23 Turnstone, 11 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 23+ Shelduck, 10+ Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Canada Goose, 140+ Curlew, 12 Cattle Egret (missed them leaving their roost), 1 Grey Heron, 3 Mute Swan, 17+ Black-headed Gull, c20 Common Gull, 1 Blackcap, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Rook, 1+ Peregrine, 1+ Sparrowhawk, 4+ Linnet and 2 Raven.

A hunting Osprey well upriver at 0935. Evidently it was later seen over Topsham and I had it flying downriver at 1315. First detected thanks to high-flying flocks of panicked Oystercatchers.

Good views of Sparrowhawk today.

The Osprey flew downriver at 1315 scattering everything on the estuary.

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