Thursday, 10 May 2012

exminster marsh

watched  14:40 till 16:50  lots of swifts, swallow, house martins and the drake and female GARGANEY by the s-bends on main scrape, best was this stunning HOBBY

Watched this particular individual for 30mins from 16:10 by the lions rest industrial estate fantastic views of it hunting then returning to this post.

After a quick visit home returned at 19:20 and watched till 20:30 when the heavy rain arrived and light became to bad along station road 3 HOBBY and the 2 GARGANEY. Then watched from road just before fishermans car park from 19:40 a fantastic summer plumage CURLEW SANDPIPER flew in at 19:50 with 20+ dunlin, 7 Knot including 2 cracking summer plumage birds, 2 grey plover, 1 black tailed godwit, 20+ bar tailed godwit, 83+ WHIMBREL ( more coming in when leaving) 7 wigeon(4m,3f) 2 shoveler, 65+ curlew and lots of swifts

The marsh just keeps producing stunning birds day after day at the moment just fantastic