Exminster marsh& bowling green marsh

Exminster marsh 14:45 till 16:30

The blue headed wagtail was showing well at times from the middle car park with 4+ yellow wagtails (2m,2f),good passage if swallows, sand martins and increased house martins, first sizeable movement of swifts with 100+ in 20min count, plenty of blackcaps, sedge warblers , 2 wheatear.

bowling green marsh 17:30 till 19:15 from the hide

70+ whimbrel best count of spring so far, the summer plumage spotted redshank, 17+ greenshanks, 2 avocet, 2 common sandpiper, 17+ bar tailed godwits, 70+ dunlin, 1 wheatear, 7 wigeon, 140+ black tailed godwits. 

Posted April 26th, 2013 at 9:33 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News