Dawn over Straight Point, from just above Orcombe Point, in a nice, bracing easterly.
Off Mudbank - 2 Greenshank, 26 Turnstones, 5 Little Egrets, 1 Red Kite, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Wigeon, 6 Pintail, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 27 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 23 Common Gulls, 1 Redshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, c25+ Bar-tailed Godwits, and a nice, brown immature Peregrine. The Black-tailed Godwits were my first in Exmouth this year. I don't normally record them until August. Weird how they shun this corner of the estuary for months on end.
Otherwise it has been another quiet week with 4 Chiffchaffs on Orcombe on Tuesday (15/3) evening and the immature Spoonbill off Mudbank on Monday evening, along with 41 Wigeon and 18 Pintail.
Red Kite - this bird dropped down over Mudbank at 1110, from an easterly direction, before continuing upriver.
Eleven Tufted Ducks on Blackhill Quarry. Not a lot else on this afternoon's dog walk.
The immature Spoonbill put in another appearance at the beginning of the week.