Around the exe

started at powderham marsh10:00 till 12:00

3 red legged partridge was a surprise , 1 green sandpiper, 31+ golden plover, 2 kestrel, 1 peregrine, 3 buzzard, 8 sand Martin , 22+ reed buntings, 80+ linnets, 9 tufted duck, 40+ wigeon, good numbers of meadow pipits and pied wagtails, 2 stonechats.

a quick look on exminster did not produce much with 3 chiffchaffs, 2 Cetti's warblers, 3 stonechats, severall groups of wigeon and 300+ Brent geese in flight towards turf.

bowling green marsh 15:00 till 17:30

A male Garganey spent most of the time asleep to the left of the hide, 1 pochard, 4 tufted duck, 6 pintail, 1 white wagtail, 2 Cetti's warblers, 2 avocet, 150+ redshank, 200+ black tailed godwits, 2 little grebes, 70+ wigeon.

from the viewing platform, 2 spotted redshanks, 4 greenshanks , 7 knot, 13+ grey plover, 800+ dunlin, 20+ bar tailed godwits, 8 great crested grebes, 15+ red breasted mergansers.

Posted March 19th, 2015 at 9:24 pm by Keith Birchall in General Birding