Thursday, 30 December 2010

Exminster Marsh

A couple of hours at Exminster Marsh this afternoon, and it seems full of Birds.All birds mentioned were seen today, but not all, by myself, so during the day there have been 2 Bitterns,1 ringtail Hen Harrier,1 female Marsh Harrier, 3 Water Pipits, Peregrine, 2+ Sparrowhawk, 14+ Grey Plover, 1 female Smew 1 female Scaup on the Exeter canal at Topsham lock, 5 White Fronted Geese flew down towards turf and seemed to come down, hundreds of duck of many type,and various wader speci, but best of all an Otter which was moving through the main waterway by the bends parking area, and showed on and off for 5 mins until it swam out of view.