Tuesday 27 February 2018

Cold Stuff

An immature drake Eider rests on Warren Point, apparently unperturbed by some people nearby - 25/2.

Only minor signs of cold weather movement in Exmouth over the last couple of days. Late this afternoon there were four Golden Plover and 2 Snipe in fields at the top of Gore Lane.
Off Mudbank - 1 Long-tailed Duck and a female Goldeneye.
It's a long time since I last saw the Ring-necked Parakeet, but this afternoon it was in trees on the edge of the Maer Long Stay carpark. It wasn't there for long before flying off towards Douglas Avenue. It's been popping up all over Exmouth over the last few weeks.
Yesterday the highlight was a small party of four Tufted Ducks off Mudbank, at times huddled up alongside a Slavonian Grebe. Also off there - 4 Pintail, 27 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye, 3+ Ringed Plover, 7 Sanderling and 50+ Grey Plover.

Four Golden Plovers in fields at the top of Gore Lane this afternoon.

Ring-necked Parakeet - Maer Long Stay Carpark

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