With little prospect of turning up anything other than perhaps a Grey Phalarope, I decided to check a few possible spots after work, along the seafront and estuary margins. On my second look off the Leisure Centre I found one. It was swimming into the strong wind alongside a Black-headed Gull. Unfortunately, by the time I'd leapt out the car and grabbed the scope and camera it had vanished. I assumed it would be feeding furtively somewhere in the little corner of saltmarsh but no such luck. I think the last one I had in Exmouth was September 2011, when one accompanied two (and later three) Sabine's Gulls on Exmouth Beach. I missed one that Pete Aley had on the beach last autumn. The Warren tends to do much better for Grey Phals.