Sunday 5 March 2023

Cold Stuff

Orcombe Point first thing - Peregrine, 2 immature drake Eider, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Stonechats, 240+ Kittiwakes (on Straight Point ledges) and c40 Shags.

The Red-necked Grebe was off the seafront this afternoon (many thanks for the text Tom) and earlier I counted 45 Great Crested Grebes, 27 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 8 Curlew, 4 Common Scoters and 4 Teal. Oddly, the Teal were still off the seafront this afternoon, just resting on the sea.

Otherwise today - a single juvenile Spoonbill off Mudbank this afternoon and c260 Dunlin. Just upriver, off Sowden Lane, the female Scaup still.

My first Exmouth Moorhen of 2023 was in the overgrown pond along Castle Lane

 Scarlet Elf Cup. Masses of these in woodland along Castle Lane.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tips mate, great catching up. Lovely bird