Darts Farm; Bowling Green and Exminster Marshes

Darts Farm 10.00 - 10.30am   c.30 Redwings feeding on manure by the rhubarb; two stockdoves on the field

Bowling Green Viewing Platform 11.30-11.45 Slavonian Grebe showing well in breeding plumage; 1m and 2f mergansers; (female bullfinch in hedge backing on to Bowling Green)

Exminster Marsh 13.00-16.00 11 Little Ringed Plovers and 8 Ringed Plovers on scrape where footpath from RSPB car park turns towards canal; (with about 10 dunlin); all put up by male merlin; three pairs of pintail still around; 2 pochard and about 10 tufted ducks on lagoon. Quite a few wigeon but didn't see American at any of these sites. 

Posted April 1st, 2013 at 6:14 pm by Keith Annison in Bird News