Date: 20th October 2021

Bird watching at RSPB Bowling Green and Goosemoor, Topsham

The Westbank Wildlife Walking group recently enjoyed a fantastic visit to the Lookout hide at RSPB Bowling Green and Goosemoor in Topsham. The group were not only lucky enough to avoid the rain clouds but to spot over 25 different species including Canada Geese, Wigeon, Teal, Little Egret and Grey Heron. 

Mark Brown, Westbank Activity Coordinator said “We are very lucky to have an abundance of wildlife on our doorstep, which gives us the opportunity to provide a variety of wildlife walks across East Devon. This month the group visited the Lookout hide at RSPB Bowling Green and Goosemoor Marsh to observe one of the main critical high tide roosts for the Exe Estuary. The hide provides the opportunity to see large numbers of water-birds such as black-tailed godwits and wigeons, and this visit did not disappoint with lots of unexpected surprises including a buzzard. We enjoyed our visit so much that we are going back again in November when we hope the change in season will bring a different spectacle to observe.”

The next wildlife walk will take place on 15th November meeting either at the Lookout hide at RSPB Bowling Green and Goosemoor in Topsham at 10.30am or at Seachange in Budleigh Salterton at 10am where transport can be provided.

Booking is essential for this wildlife walk as places are limited at the Lookout and on the Seachange bus. Please contact Seachange on 01395 446896 to book your place.

The session is free but any donations to the RSPB Lookout at Topsham would be greatly received.

We look forward to you joining us next month, don’t forget your binoculars, camera and warm clothing.

Photo Credit: Sylvie Meller