Exe Estuary WeBS count

This morning's count between Starcross and Dawlish Warren golf course was messed up by a boat emerging from Eales Dock - many Wigeon and some Teal went to sit on the sea. Highlights were Slavonian, Little and 4 G C Grebes, 11 Little Egrets, only 574 Wigeon, 169 Teal, 2 Mergansers, 34 Snipe and 10 Greenshank. A bizarre surprise was a Cetti's Warbler calling as it sat on the top of a gorse bush on the edge of DW golf course! Also 6 Cirl Buntings there.

There were at least 47 Cattle Egrets near Cockwood on the NW slope of Easter Hill - only really viewable by scope from Warboro Plantation. They're sticking like glue to the large outwintered herd of dairy cattle, which are frequently moved around the Easter Hill fields.

Posted November 8th, 2020 at 5:16 pm by Dave Smallshire in Bird News