Sunday, 6 November 2011

Exminster marshes & dawlish warren

Exeter to exminster marshes 07:00 till 10:00

Started by walking out from Exeter along the canal to exminster marshes this morning from 07:00 till 07:30 had 1200+ woodpigeon heading south west and 65+ redwing and a buzzard over the quay in Exeter. On the walk out along the canal had 3 cetti's warbler, 5 reed bunting,20+ goldcrest and 40+ long tailed tit. Arrived at exminster marsh around 8:30 and had another 2 cetti's warbler and 2 reed bunting, 250+ lapwing a peregrine flew through. On the lagoon 3 pochard, 8 tufted duck, 1 gadwall also 200+ dunlin on the estuary and a male stonechat by the viewing platform 40+ redwing and continued passage of woodpigeons.

Dawlish warren 10:30 till 14:30

After a call from Lee around 10 about Richard pipit at dawlish warren headed over with Mark Baker unfortunately dipped on Richards pipit by 15 mins but did see a female SNOW BUNTING on warren point on the beach before it flew off over exmouth. As we sat in the bight having a coffee everything went up and a rather late OSPREY appeared showing well for 5.

Another good days birding.