Friday, 11 November 2011

Matford pools

Finished work and decided to take a look at matford pools and then walk back to Exeter via the canal. 14:30 till 16:00
On matford pools 80+ wigeon, 15 black tailed godwits, 2 male shoveler, 20+ teal, 50+ pied wagtails, 40+ Canada geese.

On walk down the canal about 300m from the swing bridge at countess wear came across a group of long tailed tits and blue and great tits with goldcrests calling then 2 chiffchafs appeared and then even better a Firecrest worked through the bushes moving towards the swing bridge final totals for the group were 25+ long tailed tit, 6+ goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 2 chiffchaff, 13 redwing, 1 bullfinch, several blue and great tits, 4 greenfich

Down near the quay on the flood relief area in with a group of black headed gulls was a nice common gull

Not bad for a walk home from work.