South Efford Marsh

For most of May and June the marsh has been dry and devoid of interest to most birders.  I continued to visit to keep tabs on the two pairs of Shelduck who did manage to breed successfully this year.  There were very few places on the marsh for them to feed or where the young could find the safety of deep water.  Possibly as a result, the first pair which reached the marsh on 2 June this year have lost 5 of their 10 young so far.

A video of a moving and memorable visit can be seen here:

Posted July 13th at 4:06 pm by Michael Woodman Smith in Bird News