Thursday, 29 March 2012

exminster, bowling green marsh

A quiet day around the exe this morning 

Exminster marsh from 07:25 till 10:10

Cetti's calling from 6 locations around the marsh, 23+ Reed buntings, 25+ chiffchaff, 3 willow warblers, 2 Blackcap, and 2 water rail by the S-bends most of the wigeon now gone but still 30+ shoveler, 2 pintail, great spotted woodpecker

Bowling green marsh 10:45 till 12:00

3 little egrets, 1 pintail, 6 gadwall, 4 tufted duck, 50+ wigeon, 12+ shoveler, 2 little grebes, sparrowhawk(f).

Topsham Recreation ground 14:00 till 14:30

The Slavonian grebe is still by the recreation ground with 2 Red breasted mergansers