Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Exminster marsh

A nice walk around the marsh this afternoon from 14:30 till 16:30

The 5 Barnacle geese were more distant this afternoon seen flying over the lagoon and between the lagoon and the railway line. The water pipit showed well between the s bends and the main car park in the field on the left. Also 3 chiffchaff around car park, the American wigeon was distant near the lagoon. 5 cetti's warblers and 7 Reed buntings, 1 sparrowhawk, 2 kestrels, 2 buzzard.There were 6 tufted duck and 4 gadwall on the lagoon, 7+ pintail and still lots of shoveler around the marsh.

From the turf hotel, the slavonian grebe, and 160+ grey plover, 4 red breasted mergansers, 1 great crested grebe.