Dawlish Warren & Exminster Marsh

A quiet morning at Dawlish, 40 Goldfinch, 70+ Linnet, 2 Wheatear and 8+ Chiffchaff being the best on the land. 10 Knot, 11+ Barwit, 200+ Dunlin, 35+ Ringed Plover, 5 Sanderling, 5 Sandwich Tern and one Juv Pergrine causing havoc. Good to see over 700 Oystercatcher too. 

Lots of Migrant Hawker and one Southern Hawker. Also 2 Small Copper, 5 Common Blue & plenty of Red Admirals.

An hour visit to Exminster mid afternoon was more productive, even with the fields being cut. Two Usual Marsh Harriers (Imm F & Juv), 2 Spoonbill (Ad & Juv), Imm Garganey, 7+ Cattle Egret & 3 Wheatear. 

Posted September 16th at 7:48 pm by Steve Cox in Bird News