RSPB Avocet Cruise - Exe Estuary

Spent 3 enjoyable hours on a RSPB Avocet Cruise on the Exe Estuary today - loads of waders on the mud banks - Redshank, Oystercatchers, Turnstones, Curlew, Greenshank, Sanderling, Dunlin, Bar & Black-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank & Avocet; most in abundance. Various ducks & grebes on the water - Red-breasted Merganser, Slavonian Grebe, Goldeneye, Little Grebe, Shelduck, Mallard, Wigeon, Great-creasted Grebe & Long Tailed Duck. Also Golden & Grey Plover and two Peregrine sat on one of the sand-bars not far from a Grey Seal. All in all a great selection. 

Posted February 8th, 2013 at 9:30 pm by Chris Bollen in Bird News