Thursday, 10 November 2011

Exminster Marshes

A single short-eared owl rose from the estuary side of the canal at 15.40, circled up over the marshes and flew west over the Dawlish road. I counted 326 Canada geese and amongst them were the red-breasted goose, barnacle goose and white - fronted goose.

A flock of about 100 finches mostly green finches came into roost in the canal side trees. A peregrine was hunting over the estuary. The lagoon had its resident coots, wigeon, shoveller (15), pochard (2) and teal. There were several hundred wigeon grazing amongst the geese.