Exmouth - late morning edit

Maer Rocks - the normally wader-free rocks produced a wood sandpiper, 2 common sandpiper, 1 whimbrel, 5 turnstone, 4 ringed plover and 1 sanderling - such is the magic of rain at this time of year! Offshore at least 6 black tern and 7 common scoter.

The estuary, from the Sailing Club, produced 6+ black tern, quite possibly the same as earlier off Maer Rocks, c60+ common tern, c100+ sandwich tern, c100+ ringed plover and 25+ sanderling. Some photos on the blog later. Also a single black-tailed godwit on Warren View Playing Fields at the back of our house.

Edit - Another look off Mudbank at about 11am produced 13 black tern (with another 6 being watched by Kev and Lee in the Bight at the Warren) along with 7 greenshank, c120+ redshank, 3 grey plover, c150+ ringed plover, 1 common sandpiper, 2 knot, c50+ bar-tailed godwit, 5 wigeon and 4 teal.

Posted August 23rd, 2015 at 10:26 am by Matt Knott in Bird News