Sunday, 1 April 2012

Exminster Marsh

Called into Exminster Marsh this evening,to look for spring migrants when i spotted 2 large birds flying onto and across the marsh the 1st was a Grey Heron and the 2nd larger bird looked to be a crane but i lost sight of it,the Heron carried on flying towards Turf,so i assumed the other bird had landed, i cold not see it from where i was,so nipped over to the viewpoint at Powderham Marsh and within minutes had picked out a Adult Common Crane in the area of the Main Lagoon on Exminster Marsh, probably best viewable from footpath along railway track. Also seen 10+ Sand Martin and 1 Green Sandpiper,1 Willow Warbler and 14 Wigeon.