Exminster marshes

Access to the marshes is very limited with flood water in Station Road about 2 feet deep. I walked from Starcross and at the Turf was rewarded by wonderful views of a black-necked grebe and kingfisher in the entrance to the canal. In the estuary avocets were feeding all along the shore with redshank, dunlin and one greenshank. Further north along the canal I heard several chiffchaffs singing and saw 2. Two ravens flew overhead. Amongst the other birds seen were 2 jays, c100 brent geese and c500 wigeon.

Black-necked Grebe

Posted February 13th, 2014 at 1:53 pm by John Waldon in General Birding