Saturday, 5 May 2012

Bowling green marsh and exminster marsh

From the hide at bowling green marsh 08:50 till 09:30 Very quiet 15+ black tailed godwit, 9 greenshank, pochard(m), 3 tufted duck, cetti's, along the lane from hide towards the viewing platform a nice lesser whitethroat was a nice find. Exminster marsh 10:10 till 14:30 Got the ferry over from topsham and had grasshopper warbler in reeds by landing area, 3 sedge warbler and 2 Reed warbler along path to fishermans car park. Along the lane by middle car park a beautiful female BLACK WINGED STILT and the 2nd summer ICELAND GULL showed well 4 yellow wagtails, 3 wheatear and a HOBBY north and a couple thousand sand Martin, swallows with a few swifts and house martins. Another 2 HOBBIES between station road and the lagoon, 1 pochard, 4 tufted duck, 1 pintail, a fox, 5 more wheatear in field before the lions rest industrial estate. Yet another cracking morning on the marsh