Sunday, 19 February 2012

Exminster to Powderham

On my way to the WeBS count at Turf the most interesting birds were 3 ruff flying over the marshes, one water rail sunning itself and 5 bullfinches. During the count a Slavonian grebe and great-crested grebe were in the main channel. On the fields north of Powderham Corner there were 867 brent geese and the red-breasted goose. A further c250 brent geese flew north to Exminster marshes. On the way home I managed to see the American wigeon, 2 white-fronted geese (albifrons) and 8 geylag geese. Very pleasant.