Exe Estuary cruise

This afternoon the 3 immature drake Eiders were off Cockwood again, as was one of the Great Northern Divers, a second being off Powderham Corner. Several hundred Brent Geese flew off Starcross Golf Course onto the estuary and later several hundred more in the fields near Turf. There was a total 20-25 Great Crested Grebes, including 14 in one of the channels running back towards Lympstone, 3 Goldeneye (1 drake) in another channel and again over 300 Pintail near the Clyst mouth. Similar waders to previous days all over the mudbanks in the north, with around 4-500 Avocets, 500 Golden Plovers, 1000 Lapwings, 1000 Black-tailed and 100 Bar-tailed Godwits, 50 Knot and hundreds of Dunlin, Curlew and Redshank.

Posted January 22nd, 2019 at 10:03 pm by Dave Smallshire in Bird News