Exminster marsh

2 visits today the first between 07:30 and 10:00 along station road , a female Merlin, 12+ wheatear, 1 female Black redstart just after the railway bridge, 316+ curlew, 3 grey plover, 45+ shoveler, 40+ chiffchaffs.

popped into buddle lane in exeter on way home and had 51 waxwing 

Powderham marsh 14:00 till 15:20, 6 little ringed plover ( Andy bond had 4 on exmister marsh at same time so at least 10 in area)   5 wheatear, 15+ chiffchaffs

exmister marsh 15:30 till 17:30, 2 spoonbills by middle car park and the female black redstart still, just before fishermans car park found 7 Little ringed plover showing very well, 34+ grey plover, 12 ringed plover flew in, then 400+ dunlin arrived and the curlew sandpiper was in with them. on the walk back down station road a male Merlin sat on post towards the motorway bridge a good end to the day. 

 

 

 

Posted March 26th, 2013 at 7:29 pm by Keith Birchall in General Birding