Exminster Marshes

Brief visit between 8.30 and 10.00 am coincided with high tide. Most pools were ice free. Waders included 7 dunlin, 17 golden plover, c20 snipe and c30 curlew. Ducks included pintail, wigeon and shoveller (c40). A single male merlin was at the end of Milbury Lane, female peregrine made a kill near the canal-side car park which was taken over by a buzzard Singing birds included skylark, Cettis warber, stonechat and reed bunting. Swan and magpie nest building.

Posted March 13th, 2013 at 10:47 am by John Waldon in General Birding