Saturday, 11 February 2012

Exminster marshes

Lots of birds with lapwings scattered all over the marshes as were wigeon. Other ducks included shoveller, teal, mallard, pintail, gadwall and pochard. Also plenty of geese - Canada geese, greylags (18), brents c300 and 2 white fronted geese. At 17.00 all these geese were between the lagoon and the canal and easily seen from the viewing platform. Earlier in the day the same area held 60+ golden plover and c50 dunlin. I also saw 6 snipe in one of the ditches. At dusk there were 2 merlins sitting on the fence close to the lagoon.