Exminster Marshes

Brief visit mid morning between showers.Lots of waterfowl, mostly teal, wigeon and shoveller all well spread out over the fields. Two brent geese were roosting near the canal-side car park. Roosting waders were restricted to 114 curlew and c30 lapwing.

On the lagoon the two red-crested pochard were still present but with increased numbers of tufted duck (8) and gadwall (13).

Flying over c40 redwing and 2 fieldfare going north. Two Cettis showed well on the canal bank. Small flock of meadow pipits (<10) amongst grazing cattle.

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 10:56 am by John Waldon in Bird News