Exminster Marsh & Turf Locks

Viewed over the morning high-tide at Turf Locks. c500-Avocets + c250-Golden Plover + 10-Grey Plover + c1000-Black-tailed Godwits + c200-Lapwing + c2500-Dunlin + c70-Redshank + 20-Knot + c50-Curlew + 192-Pintail + 9-Red-breasted Mergansers + c300-Brent Geese. Links to some video footage.

Avocets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQXH-8RzS9A

Pintail:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZPAJRMreWA

RB Merganser:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg1KCeTVsK8

Grey Plover:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noESUfjP74k

From Exminster Marsh mid-afternoon the American Wigeon was in field between Lions Rest Ind Est and wood footbridge with a small group of other Wigeon and Curlew, a Peregrine was hunting over the south of the marsh from the eletric pylon and a few Snipe + c300-Lapwing + c200-Brent Geese with several hundred Canada Geese.

American Wigeon:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbbddlQZdeQ

American Wigeon  at  Exminster Marsh
American Wigeon at Exminster Marsh

Grey Plover  at  Turf Locks
Grey Plover at Turf Locks

Golden Plover   at  Turf Locks
Golden Plover at Turf Locks

Posted December 18th, 2015 at 8:51 pm by David Boult in Bird News