Friday, 8 June 2012

Exminster Marshes

Drier this morning but still very windy. The nearest I could get to the sea watching excitement were several house martins impersonating storm petrels amongst the waves on the water storage lagoon. Elsewhere there were lots of house martins and only a few swifts. Water levels are high with no exposed mud, so few waders - only the long staying single black-tailed godwit and avocet. Ducks included 49 shelduck, 5 gadwall, one tufted duck, one male wigeon and c30 mallard including recently fledged young.