Saturday 30 January 2016

The Exminster Marshes

Over to the Exminster Marshes for another look this morning and it turned out to be quite rewarding as I saw 3 Barnacle Geese that I watched fly from the small pool to the left of the marsh towards the reservoir were they landed again , also seen was a very large flock of 200+ European Golden Plover , I then met up with a mate of mine Dave Land and we walked the canal path down to the Turf Locks and we got a bit of luck with a couple of Grey Plover resting at high tide on the old wooden stumps that stick out of the water and a Common Kingfisher was also found nearby .
We then found a flock of Dark Bellied Brent Geese just south of the locks and in with them was the Black Brant the American race of our Brent Goose and we were very lucky that the bird was showing quite close indeed !

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