Exminster

A good day at exminster with lots of birds seen; these included: 100+ hurindines (50+ swallows, 50+ sandmatin and 2+ house martins) 30+ shelduck, 40+ godwits, 2+ shoveler, 10+ teal, 4+ blue tits (including a pair checking out a nest box) 2+ wrens, 5+ little egrets, 2+ herons, 3+ swans and 1 female wheatear.

Highlights were a possible merlin, a bar headed goose with a small group of canada geese (presumably an escapee), seen from viewing platform, and a sneaky little water rail which ran across the road less than 2 metres away from us between our car and another car.

poor photo of bar headed goose (far off beyond main pool)
poor photo of bar headed goose (far off beyond main pool)

Posted April 14th, 2013 at 8:27 pm by Tim Stripp in General Birding