Thursday, 3 May 2012

Late news: Exminster Marshes

2 May: saw three different Iceland gulls during the day (at various times between dawn & dusk)- the two birds photographed by Keith, plus an additional second summer (much heavier, chunkier bird with a extreme pale tip to the bill).  All on the North marsh.  Also in addtion to Keith's other records, a nightingale singing at dusk for 5 minutes (but not since) near the Swans Nest railway bridge and a short-eared owl still.

3 May: the daintier second summer Iceland gull present again by 0615 on the North marsh.  Also greenshank, 5 ringed plover and just 3 whimbrel.