Monday, 2 January 2012

Out and about

To fill in the blanks for the day and to save replicating information already listed today- The Red-Breasted Goose still with 400+ Breant Geese on Exminster Marsh between the lagoon and Turf in the field by the canal path, a Short-Eared Owl at the northern end of the marsh and a Water Pipit on the last pool north of the road before the end car park. The Glossy Ibis still late afternoon viewable from the road by the industrial estate. Also, a Cettis Warbler in sub song this afternoon. The male Merlin was also seen today and it or another was also seen at Bowling Green Marsh.

At Dawlish Warren-the Surf Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Great-Northern and Red-Throated Divers all offshore and the drake American Wigeon still in the estuary with far fewer Eurasion Wigeon making the job of finding it a lot easier!

At Clennon Valley, a male Blackcap and a Chiffchaff in the same area as the Yellow-Browed Warbler. Also a Little Egret on the top pool.