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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

European Nightjar

Today I saw my 185th bird on the Exminster Marshes a European Nightjar that was found by another Marsh lister James Dimond , he had it sat on a fence at around 6.30 am but by the time that I got there at around 6.45 there was no sign of it , after a while another birder Brian Heasman turned up and we were just talking about missing such a good bird for the marsh when it flew out over our heads then circled around and then flew off towards the Powderham Marsh area !
We then had a look at the Marsh around the middle car park and saw the usual hirundines , around 15 Common Swift and 2 male and 2 female Northern Wheatear, further up the road 20+ smart summer plumaged Dunlin were showing well on the small pool to the left .

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