Exe Estuary

Starcross to Countesswear produced c80 spp., including:

- in Powderham Park, 2 Egyptian Geese and 12 Greenshanks;

- in the estuary, 10+ R-b Mergansers, 6+ G-c Grebes, 4-500 Golden Plovers, and 200+ Avocets (but in multiple small groups, so did not attempt to count exactly);

- on Exminster Marshes, a Cirl Bunting, at least 4 squealing Water Rails  and 8 singing/calling Cetti's, 3 Snipe, 200+ Lapwings, 25 Greylags, 30+ Common Gulls (late to arrive this year), and a perched male Sparrowhawk, whose chest glowed in the low sunlight.

-  at Countesswear, a clump of Primroses in flower!

Posted December 25th, 2020 at 9:49 pm by James Camden in Bird News