Around the exe

Topsham 10:00 till 11:00

the female long tailed duck was showing south of topsham quay, 12+ ringed plover from goat walk.

exminster marshes 11:30 till 15:00

a good walk around the marsh the lesser whitethroat was along the back path from the rspb car park with 7+ reed buntings, 6+ blackcap, 1 whitethroat, peregrine, around the rest of the marsh 5 yellow wagtails and a BLUE HEADED WAGTAIL were between the middle car park and fishermans car park but very elusive, 23+ swift, 8+ house Martin and steady passage of sand martins and swallows, 4 pintail, 4+ wigeon, 8+ whimbrel, 1 whitethroat, 6 Cetti's warblers, 10+ sedge warbler, 2 reed warbler, 8+ blackcaps, 7+ willow warblers. 

Topsham quay 15:15 till 15:45, the 1st summer little gull was towards turf with 100+ black headed gulls, 8 little egrets. 

A cuckoo was heard and seen by severall people before I arrived on exminster marsh. 

Posted April 21st, 2013 at 7:39 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News