Ton-up around the Exe

An excellent 'big day' around the 'greater Exe Estuary' today, with 104 species (including the Waxwings at Exeter Services and Woodcock and Tawny Owl on Haldon at dusk).  Highlights were Black-necked & Slavonian Grebe at the Warren, at least 32 Gadwall at Exminster Marshes lagoon, Long-tailed Duck at Topsham, 8 Goldeneye at Cockwood, Spotted Redshank at Powderham, Little Owl at Starcross and Bramblings, Cirl Bunting and the Rose-coloured Starling at Exminster.

Juv/first winter Rose-coloured Starling at Exminster taken on 1 January
Juv/first winter Rose-coloured Starling at Exminster taken on 1 January

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 10:45 pm by Dave Smallshire & Andy & Gill Swash in Bird News