Exminster Marsh (yesterday late post 23-5-2015)

Arrived on the canal footpath just before 1830hrs with no one else on site and after scanning around managed to pickup the Gull-Billed Tern which was distant around the centre pool between main lagoon and brick pillboxes in front of the American Golden Plover nearby. Must have only flew in just before i got there as the other birders i saw leaving in the middle car-park did not see it. Managed to get 2 other birders who came shortly afterwards onto it before it flew back out to the estuary at 1909hrs. Also a Hobby seen flying low near the tern and c50 Swifts flying around the middle car-park.

Managed to take some record video footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRMiZSXCW8c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaHDyugH4_s

Posted May 24th, 2015 at 7:41 am by David Boult in General Birding