Wise Birding Holidays

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year's Day Local Listing

 Tuesday 1st January 2013
Since living in Budleigh Salterton, the Mrs and I have always ventured out on New Year's Day attempting to see/hear as many different species as we can just within the local area. This morning we were somewhat lacking professionalism with a later start than previous years! However, I think we didn't do too bad considering we made 84 species venturing no further than Bowling Green Marsh and not starting until gone 10am! Highlights included at least 3 Brambling (including a male), Long-tailed Duck and 10+ RT Divers. Rather embarrasing omisions, mostly due to lack of daylight included Shag(!), Jay, Nuthatch, Treecreeper and GC Grebe. All in all, a good day  and a change to have a mostly dry day!

Female Brambling Dart's Farm
Rainbow on the East Devon Heaths
The Cream Tea Bird



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