Monday, 22 June 2020

Marsh Helleborines

Egyptian Goose - 2 adults with 7 juveniles present on Exminster Marshes.
Off the Imperial recreation ground this morning - 1 Common Tern, 1+ Sandwich Tern, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 first-summer Mediterranean Gull, c100/150+ Black-headed Gull and 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose.
A wander around Exminster Marshes produced 9 Egyptian Goose, 2 Common Tern and good numbers of singing Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler.

Marsh Helleborine - Dawlish Warren.

Marsh Helleborine - I don't think I've ever seen this orchid before - a subtly beautiful flower that can be found in good numbers at the Warren. Many thanks to Kev for the info.

Southern Marsh Orchid
American Blue-eyed Grass - I think that's what this is. I'm tentatively dipping my toe into the water of plant identification. I'm not going to go mad but I'm keen to be able to at least put a name to the common species.

Hoary Bell Eucosma cana


  1. Spot on with the American Blue-eyed Grass mate

  2. Thanks Spencer - will get round to getting a guidebook at some point! All the best. Matt