10th of November 2012.
River Taw Estuary – North Devon.

Species seen 41.

We spent a weekend away in Coombe Martin getting the caravan cleaned and ready for the winter.  
The weather was extremely good with two sunny days, one of which was the day we walked the Tarka Trail and then took in the RSPB Isley Marsh area, walking around to Yelland Quay and Instow.

My highlight was Spoonbills a total of four were seen in the mud flats, they were too far away for close up photo’s however I managed a few record shots, this being one.
As always we stopped at the small pool near the old power station, where we heard, then saw our first West Country Water Rails.

Also heard was what sounded like a single Grasshopper Warbler? while observing the local cattle being annoyed by a Magpie. Other Birds of note were Rock Pipit, White Wagtail and numerous Oystercatcher, Shelduck, Curlew, Little Egret and Redshank.

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