Monday, 26 December 2011

Matford marsh

A walk out along the river from the mill on the exe pub to matford marsh from 10:30 till 15:00

At the mill on the exe had 2 grey wagtail and a dipper, between the quay and double locks another 2 grey wagtail, 2 kingfishers and 6+ snipe on the pools and a redshank by the overflow dam near the quay

On matford marsh excellent views of 42+ snipe on main scrape in with 50+ lapwing 4 shoveler, 1 tufted duck, 30+ teal, 2 black tailed godwit. On the back pool 3 snipe 13 shoveler and 100+ wigeon, 1 buzzard.

On the walk back along the canal had another kingfisher fishing and giving exellent views not a bad few hours walk.