Thursday, 7 April 2011

Exminster marshes

At high water (08.30) an impressive flock of 320 curlew were roosting on the marshes with 12 black-tailed godwits. The distance was too far to check for the ruff that was present yesterday. A reed warbler sang briefly in Cork's drove and the summer plumaged water pipit was in the fields north of the bend in the lane (its usual site). Still plenty of teal (30+) and over 50 shelducks, 3 pintail and 12 shoveller.