Thursday 14 October 2021


Loads of Mediterranean Gulls in Exmouth this evening but only one (crap) photo managed. Having only seen the odd singleton in the last few weeks it was a bit of a surprise to see 14 off Mudbank after work - 9 first-winters, 3 adults and a second-winter. A scan of the estuary, from the docks area, revealed large numbers of gulls feeding in the river with several more Meds present, though I didn't count them.
Also off Mudbank - 2 Greenshank, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Redshank and at least 7 Pale-bellied Brent Geese amongst large numbers of Dark-bellied Brent Geese and Wigeon.
Otherwise it's been a busy week at work but quiet bird-wise with at least 13 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Mudbank yesterday and, on the 12th, a count of 800+ Dark-bellied Brent Geese - quite a sharp jump in numbers. 

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