Believe it or not, this Shoveler is the first I've seen in Exmouth this year. A good day for ducks today with 1 Gadwall, 29 Teal, 20 Wigeon and a Tufted Duck, in with c370+ Mallard.
Lots to see off Mudbank over the last couple of days. The Osprey put everything into the air at 1350 before heading upriver. More unexpected was a flock of 17 Avocets that flew upriver at 0650. Also off there today - 26 Common Terns, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Dunlin, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 juvenile Knot, 8 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck c370+ Mallard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit.
Yesterday - 3 redhead Goosanders flew upriver at 0645 and 1 Cattle Egret was in with 39 Little Egrets. Also - 2 Great Crested Grebes, 9 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 40+ Common Terns, 2 Stock Doves, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, 7+ Ringed Plovers, 1+ Dunlin and c260 Mallard.