Wednesday 29 April 2020

Today's Stuff

From the back garden - 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Swift, 1 Swallow and 12 Whimbrel north. Two Sand Martin went south as did c100/150+ Dunlin and c30+ Bar-tailed Godwit, presumably to roost at the Warren. Oddest sighting was a Bar-headed Goose that flew upriver, shortly after midday, with 2 goose sp (presumed hybrids) - presumably the trio seen on the Teign a few days ago. Other sightings included 1 Grey Plover, 3 Knot, 5 Sanderling, 4+ Whimbrel, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 17+ Sandwich Tern, 1 'commic' tern, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 5 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 fs Common Gull. A singing Willow Warbler, in bushes at the back of our house, was the first in a long while.


  1. Hi Matt. Hope all good with you. Your trio of geese found their way to the Marshes, where they were joined by another (presumed) Swan x Greylag Goose. A fine sight!

    1. Hi James - great to hear from you. All well here thank you. Hope you and your family are all well too. Thought there was a good chance they'd end up on the marshes. The capacity for feral geese to find one another is remarkable! All the best. Matt