Saturday, 14 May 2011

Exminster Marshes

A steady but light passage of swifts over, usually in twos, and a few swallows. One dunlin and one ringed plover were continually being harassed by a lapwing - suggests another was sitting close by. A pair of gadwall (2 pairs yesterday), a pair of shoveller (failed breeders?) and at least 10 male mallards. 5 broods of mallards at different ages are the most I have seen for many years. Otherwise quiet - might be better at high tide this afternoon.