Saturday, 20 November 2010

Exe Estuary

On the Stuart Lines cruise today the highlights were 4 Scaup, 2 Common Scoter (can't ever remember seeing these in the estuary before), the usual Slavonian and at least 8 Great Crested Grebes, 50+ each of Shag and Common and Great Black-backed Gulls, hundreds of Black-tailed Godwits and Avocets, only 1 Greenshank and 3 Sanderlings, plus expected numbers of the usual wildlfowl and waders. It's hard to keep count of everything while trying to decide what to say next for the commentary!