Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Exminster Marshes

There are now 3 white-fronted geese on the main marsh, to the north of the lagoon. I could not see if one of the 3 was the Greenland bird. Elsewhere hundreds of thrushes moving through, including a few song thrushes and blackbirds. On the canal bank a pair of bullfinches, 8 greenfinches and several small flocks of chaffinches. Lots of waders roosting including c300 lapwing and 3 golden plovers. A flock of 11 gadwall flew over going north then changed direction and headed towards Bowling Green Marsh. There were a few gadwall still on the lagoon. Also one kingfisher and one grey wagtail at Turf.

The red-breasted goose was reported to be with a flock of Canada geese but I failed to locate it.