Monday, 23 May 2011

Exminster Marshes

About 10.00 this morning I witnessed an impressive display of aerial maneuvering as two hobbies (looked like a pair) tried to catch a swift. I don't think they were successful. I lost them for a few minutes but when they reappeared they decided to harass a buzzard. A single black-tailed godwit was the only wader on the high tide roost and it was accompanied by 7 shelduck. Apart from a few house martins, swallows and a few more swifts everything else was keeping out of sight and out of the very strong winds.