Friday 2 September 2022

The Exminster Marshes Area

 I went over to the Exminster Marshes this morning to look for a reported Little Stint that had been seen on the lagoon . And I managed to see the bird but it was very distant along with a couple of Red Knot , 2 Curlew Sandpiper , 3 Ruff and a couple of Black-Tailed Godwit .

Also seen on the marshes were 26 Cattle Egret , a female Common Kestrel , 20+ Barn Swallow and a Common Chiffchaff .

I then went down to the Turf Locks to look at the Exe Estuary and saw the following . an Osprey that was sat on a pole in the middle of the estuary , a Common Sandpiper , a Grey Wagtail , 3 Dunlin and then  fellow birder Mark Bailey found an Arctic Tern a superb bird to see on the upper end of the estuary .

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