Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Exminster marsh

Watched from 14:45 till 19:05 Star bird was not 1 but 2 Iceland gull from gissons bridge with large number of herring gulls in flooded fields I picked up the 2nd summer bird and Stan picked up the 1st summer bird at the same time 2 stunning birds photos to follow Also this afternoon at least 6 hobbies over the marsh, 4 yellow wagtails in field by lions rest (2m,2f) with cattle, 6 wheatear close to station road and late passage of swifts with 150+ in half an hour small numbers of swallows, house martins, pintail, 3 wigeon, 2 tufted duck, kestrel, 3 buzzards, 4+ reed warbler, 2 cetti's, 20+ little egrets. Earlier at matford marsh, 1 hobby over north, garden warbler and lesser whitethroat Another cracking day on the marsh