Plym Estuary

The almost daily bulletin of Goosander numbers on the Plym is interesting, but does anyone yet know whether they roost there at night or fly in from, say, Burrator, or both? The slight variation in numbers and sex ratios indicates at least some daily changes in the individuals present, but not where they roost. Has anyone had a look around 07:30 or 16:00? Recent observations have shown that small numbers present during the day on the lower reaches of both the Dart and  the Taw may also roost at these sites. 

Posted January 1st, 2020 at 8:34 pm by Peter Reay in Bird News