Topsham and Exeter - Ducks and Cormorants

Morning visit to Topsham Recreation Ground produced the Long-tailed Duck and a pair of Goldeneye. Also a single Greenshank and few Redpolls still hanging around.

After a detour to the Exminster side for more distant views of the Marsh Harrier, cycled into Exeter for some Cormorant and Gull action. A handful of straightforward carbo perched on the dam at the quay, also a plausible sinensis. Difficult to know if the head bill is exactly in profile (this is the best shot) but I make the gular angle to be well outside the range of carbo. Maybe I should get help...

prob.sinensis Cormorant - Exeter Quay 9/3/2013
prob.sinensis Cormorant - Exeter Quay 9/3/2013

Posted March 9th, 2013 at 5:54 pm by Tim Worfolk in General Birding