Exe Powderham to Turf

Early morning WeBS count in fine weather was a little disappointing with very few waders on this stretch; the excitement lay elsewhere. Overhead 3 sightings of osprey (probably same bird) and 2 swifts. On the seawall one wheatear and (briefly) one yellow wagtail, an additional 2 yellow wagtails were amongst the cattle feeding south of Turf and accompanied by over 30 pied wagtails. An impressive count of 929 Canada geese on a stubble field near Powderham church was a minimum count as more were hidden by the trees.The snow goose was with them.

Posted September 6th at 10:38 am by John Waldon in Bird News