Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Exminster Marshes

Very brief visit between 13.45 and 14.30. The glossy ibis was very close to the lane - so not one of the birds seen near Crediton. The water pipit was reported to be near the bend in the track but I failed to see or hear it. Lots of birds spread over the marshes but the highlight for me was a small group of finches; a male bullfinch, 4 goldfinches and a male chaffinch sitting in a bush quite close together and in full sun. What a picture and the colours!

The big flock of brent geese was out on the estuary.