Saturday, 25 February 2012

bowling green marsh and exmouth

This morning arrived at the hide at bowling green marsh at 07:00 and watched till 10:15

500+ Avocet was a good count but even better was the 218+ bar tailed godwit my best count this winter, 600+ Black tailed godwit, 10 pintail, 4 gadwall  (2m,2f), 8 tufted duck (5m, 3f), 37 shelduck , 15+dunlin, 1 knot,120+ redshank, 1 cetti's warbler, 8 greylag geese

Decided to then watch the estuary between exmouth and lympstone along mudbank lane between 10:45 and 13:20. The highlight was some good views of the Yellow Browed Warbler moving through the trees in holm oak copse at west lodge at 12:35 for about 20 mins

and finally managed to get this photo not the greatest but ok for a record shot.

Also on the estuary 2 goldeneye (1m 1f) , 60+ Pintail, 55+ red breasted mergansers, 2 ravens, 1 peregrine, 1 grey plover, 33+ turnstone