Monday, 7 November 2011

Exminster Marshes

As John posts below the red-breasted goose present & much closer today and very obviously a first-winter (I'll blame bad light, kids and ineptitude for my previous ageing), and looks very similar to posted images of the Stanpit bird. Also the Greenland white-front and barnacle goose still.

Several 1000 woodpigeon have headed north/noth-east over Exminster village today, as well as at least 500 redwing. www.trektellen.org suggests this pigeon movement is very much a UK thing; this map shows birds per hour from visible migration watches across NW Europe since 1 Nov. Note big movememts in Yorkshire, Scotland the SE England.

http://www.trektellen.org/doortrekpatroon.asp?soort=233&au=u&huidigjaar=2011&mLand=0&typetellingen=0&bd=1&bm=11&bj=2011&ed=7&em=11&ej=2011&schaal=5