Exe Estuary cruises

Stuart Lines cruises yesterday and today produced: Slavonian, Little (2) and Great Crested Grebes, c70 Shags (with stronger wind today), 13 Goldeneye (2 drakes) off Cockwood, Long-tailed Duck (Topsham-Turf), 50+ Mergansers, c500+ Avocets, c50 Golden Plover, 6 Sanderlings, Spotted Redshank, 9 Greenshank (both at Powderham), possibly 1000 Black-tailed Godwits, many fewer Bar-tailed, 300+ Common, 6 Lesser Black-backed and 100+ Great Black-backed Gulls. Also Grey Seal near Turf yesterday.

Token shot of the Long-tailed Duck in poor light
Token shot of the Long-tailed Duck in poor light

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 5:37 pm by Dave Smallshire in Bird News