Exminster Marshes

During a short visit between the heavy showers this morning there were an impressive number of ducks on the marsh. A flock of about 70 mallard (almost all drakes) is the largest flock I have seen for a long time. Also present, but not counted, were pintail, shoveller, teal and wigeon. Because the tide was low in the estuary there were few waders; a single ruff (same individual as last winter), a few redshanks and black-tailed godwits. A single cattle egret was amongst cattle opposite the Swan's Nest pub, west of the railway line. 

Posted November 15th at 1:24 pm by John Waldon in Bird News