Exe Boat Trip

Was official spotter for my old man on the Stuart Line boat trip on the Exe yesterday afternoon.

It was great, with the highlights being; 14 Goldeneye (decent count), 3 Gadwall (apparently unusual on this trip), 2 Slavonian Grebes, Long-tailed Duck and Spotted Redshank.

Very few Brents on the river, but huge flock (300+) seen briefly in flight over Exminster Marshes, also few Golden Plover with Lapwing over here too.

Long-tailed Duck
Long-tailed Duck

Shag
Shag

Common Seal
Common Seal

Posted January 27th, 2013 at 8:00 am by Steve Waite in Bird News