A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was off Mudbank, with 8 Dunlin, in dreadful weather today. Curlew Sands are very infrequent in Exmouth, certainly not a species I ever expect to see. Otherwise it was way too wet for counting stuff, but I managed to pick out 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese amongst the Dark-bellied birds, and 2 Sanderling were on the beach by the lifeboat station. A flock of 42+ Great Black-backed Gulls was seeing out the storm in the top fields of Orcombe, along with 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a single Snipe.
This 1cy Lesser Black-backed Gull was on the Imperial rugby ground - notable for its (apparently) completely un-moulted scapulars.
Great and Lesser Black-backed Gulls on Orcombe Point.
Black-tailed Godwit - Mudbank.