Dawlish Warren: 19 October 2016

Morning high tide at Dawlish Warren. On the walk to the hide a solitary Eider  offshore, 11 Turnstone on one of the breakwaters and a group of 8 Sanderling on the beach. The island was occupied by a single Little Egret and a number of Herring Gull and Crows, with a group of Wigeon and 13 Brent Geese in the shallows. A flock of Linnet and 3 Rock Pipits were feeding on the beach by the broken boat. Large numbers of Oystercatcher and Curlew on the opposite side of the bay. As I left there were no small waders in the bight in spite of the fact that the tide had receded substantially. 

Brent Goose

Rock Pipit
                              Brent Goose                                                                            Rock Pipit

Eider
Eider

Posted October 19th, 2016 at 8:49 pm by Bob Telford in Bird News