Saturday, 12 May 2012

Exminster marsh

Watched from 09:10 till 14:45 A beautiful morning on the marsh, but my first find of the day was a stunned & injured HOBBY by the lions rest industrial estate, a quick call and help arrived the bird has been checked over and it is hoped to make a full recovery thanks for your help John. All seemed quiet but the number of hobbies over the lagoon began to build and 4 of us had 16 birds in the air a fantastic sight coupled with 2 birds earlier that flew over topsham, 2 on post on marsh and the injured bird a total of at least 21+ birds a record for me in Devon. Also 4 gadwall, 3 tufted duck, whimbrel, 2 wigeon, 6 buzzard, a peregrine and sparrowhawk.