Exe Estuary cruise

This afternoon's Stuart Lines cruise experienced very large numbers of waders on the mudbanks in the upper part of the estuary. In particular, there were well over 1000 Black-tailed Godwits, maybe 750 Golden Plover, many hundreds of Lapwing, Dunlin, 300+ Avocets, with smaller numbers of Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, Knot and Sanderling. 3 Greenshank were at Powderham, where c20 Avocets were feeding. A Great Northern Diver flew out of the estuary past Warren Point. There were good numbers of Great Crested Grebes (20?), Shags (30?) and Brent Geese. About 80 Pintail were off Lympstone Barracks.

Posted December 27th, 2019 at 10:33 pm by Dave Smallshire in Bird News