Whimbrels - Maer Rocks.
A Serin flew west over Orcombe Point at 0630 this morning - calling continuously and low enough to glimpse its lemony rump. Otherwise just 1 Wheatear and a couple Shelducks.
Off Maer Rocks - 4 Whimbrel, 1 Red-throated Diver, 14 Sanderling (arriving 'in-off'), 6 wader sp, 5 Sandwich Terns and 1 Turnstone.
A Red Kite crossed the river at 0945 and ended up landing in a field with a load of gulls, behind a tractor, just north of Starcross. Also off Mudbank - 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 9 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plovers, 3 Sanderlings, 60 Whimbrel, 23 Bar-tailed Godwits 2 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Sand Martin and a flock of c100 small waders on Cockle Sands, that looked to be a mix of Dunlin and Sanderling.
A quick look at Withycombe Raleigh Common, on 5/5, produced 1 Red Kite (distant towards Yettington), 1 Crossbill over and Bystock/East Budleigh Common's Cuckoo calling.
Sandwich Tern - Maer Rocks.
Part of a sixty-strong flock of Whimbrels roosting off Mudbank over the high tide.
Bar-tailed Godwit - one of 23 seen off Mudbank today.
Downy Emerald - Bystock.
Large Red Damselfly.
The first Heath Spotted Orchids are flowering on East Budleigh Common.