Sunday, 4 December 2011

Exminster marsh

Arrived at the marsh at 08:30 along station road 22 fieldfare and 30+ redwing good numbers of wigeon and 12+ shoveler, 1 male pintail on the first scrape. 4 cetti's warblers calling from various locations around the marsh, 7+ reed buntings, 1 great spotted woodpecker.

On the lagoon 4 pochard, 6 gadwall, 3 shoveler

From the turf hotel on the rising tide 285+ avocet, 15+ red breasted mergansers, 100+ grey plover and 2000+ Dunlin, 2 bar tailed godwit, 4 great crested grebes, lots of Brent geese

On way home stopped at matford marsh, 8 snipe, 1 water rail, 450+ lapwing, 80+ wigeon, 5 shoveler, 3 tufted duck, 100+ teal, 35 black tailed godwit