Sunday, 26 December 2010

Exmouth LNR - Boxing Day morning

Very large numbers of wildfowl and waders along whole of the Local Nature Reserve area this morning, feeding as the tide dropped. Visibility restricted by mist on the river. Highlight was a count of 264 Pintail - highest number that I've ever recorded here - with c1000 Wigeon, c300 Mallard, Teal, 500+ Brent Geese etc. Pair of Gadwall, and 2 Greenshanks. Anyone wanting to study Dunlin and Redshank at close quarters could have them almost at their feet on the water's edge! Imperial Road car parks still very dodgy