Saturday, 23 April 2011

Exminster Marsh

A colour-ringed, adult summer plumaged Great White Egret (found by MW, first seen flying south over marsh) this afternoon in ditches south of the lagoon best viewed from the track south from RSPB car park. The ring combinations appeared to be right leg - orange ring over a metal silver ring. Left leg- orange ring over a green ring. A second bird was also reported earlier. Also present 2 Hobby over the lagoon, the Pink-Footed Goose with Canada Geese south of the middle car park, 3 Little Egrets and several Sedge and Reed Warblers.

 Photo by Martin Wolinski [added by GH]