Exe Estuary cruise

Highlights of this afternoon's Stuart Lines Cruise were 18 Great Crested Grebes - the most I've ever seen on the estuary. The Slavonian Grebe (Cockwood), female Long-tailed Duck (near Turf) and Spotted Redshank (Powderham) were still around, plus 7 Goldeneye, good numbers of Mergansers (50+), Grey Plover (200+) and Bar-tailed Godwit (200+), 80+ Shelduck, 25+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, c300 Common Gulls and most of the area's Brent Geese (1000+?) flying near Topsham at about 5 pm. The Harbour Seal was hauled out on Bull Hill sandbank.

Great Crested Grebe taking off
Great Crested Grebe taking off

Long-tailed Duck
Long-tailed Duck

Posted February 27th, 2013 at 10:54 pm by Dave Smallshire in Bird News