Exminster Marshes

12.00-14.30

From the track next to the railway line in cold conditions:  

60+ Brent Geese in flight heading towards the estuary mouth, 2 Barnacle Geese, 80+ Canada Geese, 8 Mute Swans, 50+ Teal, 200+ Wigeon, 60+ Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 4 Shoveler, Pintail, 4 Mallard, 100+ Golden Plover, 3 Tufted Duck, 20+ Curlew, 40+ Black Tailed Godwit, Buzzard, female Marsh Harrier, Song Thrush, 20+ Robins, 10 Blackbirds, 3 Jackdaws, 2 Carrion Crows, 2 Ravens, 10 Cormorant, 2 Meadow Pipits, 5 Pied Wagtails, 4 Long Tailed Tits, Blue Tit, Dunnock, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Pheasants, 3 Grey Herons, 6 Woodpigeons and a Linnet.

Back home in Torquay, the male Blackcap still present and visiting the fat balls in my garden. 

Posted December 29th, 2016 at 4:56 pm by Paul Darlington in Bird News