Exminster marshes

On the way to Exminster marshes , on a nearby field there was a curlew and a nest of coots .Small flock of Canada geese with presumably a snow goose x Canada goose  hybrid , or a leucistic Canada goose.

Later , I got an excellent view of a pair of common pheasants

There was also lots of sand martins flying low over the water and reed beds feeding on small insects.

A faint glimpse of an adult  female sparrowhawk flying low over the hedghes

At the end of Exminster marshes a disturbing scene of multiple lapwing feathers ( approximately 40 or even 50 ) laid at the side of the path . Further back there was also a chunk of presumably the lapwing's wing. Presumably the same adult female  sparrowhawk may have killed this lapwing.

Also ,unfortunately I didn't see the ruddy shelduck :( which was on Exminster marshes on Monday 05/01/2021 which had been filmed by a certain birder who goes by the name of " Exeter birder " on youtube.

Canada goose x snow goose hybrid , or leucistic Canda goose
Canada goose x snow goose hybrid , or leucistic Canda goose
Curlew
Curlew

Posted April 7th at 9:56 pm by Unai Marquez Pardo in Bird News