Plym Estuary & Saltram

A single Knot roosting amongst the 128 Redshanks on the estuary wall at the top of the river and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits were the best waders; also - 4 Greenshanks, 9 Turnstones, 4 Dunlins, 43 Curlews, just 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Ringed Plovers. Little Egrets up to 15 and my first Little Grebes of the autumn - a party of 4 on the narrow river. 

An adult Mediterranean Gull in winter plumage showed well and the visit was rounded off with 5 Wheatears and 2 Red-legged Partridges.  

Posted September 29th, 2013 at 3:51 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News