Teign Estuary

Counts from the Teign include 5 Common Sandpipers, 11 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 88 Curlew (incl. a ringed bird from Germany - at least 12 years old - I also saw this bird last Sept and it returned to its breeding grounds this year), 4 Whimbrel and 2 Med Gulls (1 ad, 1 juv).

400+ Black-headed Gulls included two darvic ringed birds, one 3 year old ringed as a chick near Reading in 2011 and also seen on the Otter Estuary as a juv. The other was ringed in Germany. Amazing how many ringed birds you see when actively looking for them!

On Friday there was a different ad Med Gull and a juv Yellow-legged Gull.

Posted July 20th, 2014 at 8:19 pm by Laurie Allnatt in General Birding