Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Exminster Marshes

As I was passing anyway, popped in to see the American Wigeon, which was showing very well near the fishermen's car-park. As I was leaving, a party of 5 Barnacle Geese flew in, circled for several minutes before landing near the Lion's Rest Industrial Estate. They joined a flock of Canada Geese, and the 'resident' Barnacle Goose, that looked very dark and sullied against the clean black and white of the five new birds. As good as it will ever get for genuine wild birds in Devon?

(Yesterday, the Spotted Redshank was roosting again on the bank of the River Kenn in Powderham Park).