Exminster Marshes

During a walk down Station Road and back I counted c30 sand martins, a few swallows and 3 chiffchaff including one singing on the canal bank. A female peregrine spent almost 5 minutes calling loudly and dive bombing a buzzard that appeared to have stolen her prey. The fields looked almost deserted apart from a few teal, shoveller and mallard. The conditions on the marshes look good for passing migrants but we will have to wait for the wind to change direction. Near the road bridge over the railway were two wheatears, a male and a very dark female (with almost a black head).

Posted April 3rd, 2015 at 4:38 pm by John Waldon in Bird News