Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Exminster Marshes

Away from the coast and therefore not so exciting. Mid afternoon and few warblers apart from c8 chiffchaffs and a probable whitethroat hiding in the under-growth. In the fields next to the Turf about 400 starlings and at least one yellow wagtail.
At Turf on the high tide 19 dunlin, 23 ringed plovers and one curlew sandpiper. One comic tern far out in the estuary - difficult to see in the drizzle.
Also distant an osprey near the Clyst. On the canal 1 kingfisher and 1 little egret.