Friday, 1 July 2011

Exminster Marshes

The marshes look very dry with only one or two pools holding water. The water storage lagoon is almost empty but has sufficient water to attract about 20 coots, 2 little grebes and a pair of wigeon. On the fields I saw 1 lapwing, 1 curlew and 1 oystercatcher. A single adult common tern flew up and down the canal. Plenty of young birds including reed buntings, sedge warblers and blue tits in the canal side vegetation.