Exminster Marsh

A bit of excitement when I got out of the car at the RSPB car park this morning at 10.10. A raptor was circling around in the centre of the marsh putting up all the birds. It took me a while to work out what it was until I managed to get it up against the land and also someone else turned up with a scope. It was an immature female Marsh Harrier without tail feathers which looked very strange almost like a small vulture or something! Watched after that for ten minutes before it moved off high NE.

Also hundreds of Common Swift and Hirundines, 4 Whimbrel.

Posted May 5th, 2014 at 2:53 pm by Kevin Bainbridge in Bird News