Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Exminster marshes

A quick visit between 9.00 and 10.00 this morning coincided with the high tide. The wader roost contained 62 curlew, 9 dunlin, 2 black tailed godwits and 2 whimbrel. I counted another c80 whimbrel elsewhere. Roosting shelduck numbers were very impressive with over 109. A dense flock of 22 little egrets was on the field north of Station Road.

3 swifts were the first I had seen this year and a female wheatear was near the lagoon.