Exminster Marsh 7 Turf Locks (Saturday 14-3-2015)

Walked around Exminster Marsh at 1100hrs 3 Meadow Pipits; c25 Sand Martins; 4 Pintail around the pond near the bend in station road with lots of Wigeon scattered around. At the viewing platform 5 Gadwall on the main lagoon with 6 Wheatear in front (pointed out by BH). From Turf Locks 4 Red Breasted Mergansers with the 2 males performing their courtship display also 9 Grey Plover and several other waders scattered around on the mud. Walked down to Powderhan corner the Snow Bunting again sat on the sea wall in it's usual place near the new railway bridge showing well with the Black Brant just over the path fence in amongst c50 Brent Geese with another c600 Brent's in various groups further up in the field before someone let their dog run around the field and putting up the whole group.

Links to some videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RqLfanbo34

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjVQf4XrNlw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE04l6YI1zM

Snow Bunting  near Powderham Corner  14-3-2015
Snow Bunting near Powderham Corner 14-3-2015

Black Brant  near Powderham Corner  14-3-2015
Black Brant near Powderham Corner 14-3-2015

Posted March 15th, 2015 at 9:23 am by David Boult in General Birding