Exmouth- Exe Estuary

19 members of DB (East Devon Branch) had an enjoyable morning along the estuary north (almost) as far as West Lodge.  At low tide there were high numbers of Brent Geese and Wigeon feeding on Cockle Sand with a few Pintail and numbers of waders chasing the tide line, including a good number of Turnstone and Redshank.  Further out were Red-breasted Merganser and a very distant group of Sanderling towards Cockwood (found by my co-leader Glen Vernall).  A Kingfisher and two Grey Wagtail showed at the stream outlet from Carter Avenue. 

A young couple walking their dog along Cockle Sand seemed oblivious to the disturbance their large dog was causing by chasing birds on the reserve mud banks and coincidentally I met 'Molly' the Cocker/Springer Spaniel (better known for eating the Spotted Crake at Woodbury Castle recently).

Posted November 13th, 2017 at 3:33 pm by Jonathan Ruscoe in Bird News