Around the marshes

Bowling green marsh, watched from 08:45 till 10:15

5 avocet,1 whimbrel, 1 common sandpiper, 80+ dunlin, 2 knot, 270+ black tailed godwits, 1 bar tailed godwit, ,2 water rail, 20+ willow warbler, 2 blackcaps, 12+ chiffchaffs, 7 wigeon, 2 tufted duck, 4 shoveler, 1 little egret, 3 little grebes.

Goat walk in topsham, 12+ sandwich tern and 1 little tern just of turf lock at 10:30 then moved of down the estuary.

exminster marsh from 11:20 till 15:30

25+ whimbrel, 12+ bar tailed godwit, 1 ringed plover, 1 little ringed plover then another little ringed plover flew over calling and they both headed of north, 2 white wagtails, steady passage of swallows was soon replaced with increasing numbers of sand martins with 200+ viewable from canal bank about 14:30, 24+ wheatear around the marsh including at least 4 Greenland type males, good fall of willow warblers with probably 30+ around the marsh , 4+ blackcaps all males, 2 sedge warblers, 3 buzzards, 3+ house martins, 3 stonechats, 4+ reed buntings

Posted April 14th, 2013 at 7:12 pm by Keith Birchall in General Birding