Taw Estuary

From my WeBS sector this morning on the Taw Estuary (Chivenor foreshore, Caen mouth, Sherpa Marsh): at least 1 probably 2 Great White Egrets, a Cattle Egret, an Osprey eating a fish on one of the old barns at Horsey Island, 9 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (given the recent NE winds, more likely to be overshoots from the Svalbard population, rather than from the Canadian High Arctic population), 7 Pintail, very good numbers of Wigeon for this early stage of the autumn, and 26 Mediterranean Gulls. Also 3 Whinchats and 4 Stonechats perched in a single hawthorn and steady overhead southbound passage of Skylarks, Meadow Pipits and Swallows.

Posted September 20th at 9:40 pm by Tim Jones in Bird News