Sunday, 2 January 2011

Out and about

Now 6 Waxwing, (including at least 1 adult), just south of Dawlish Town late morning for 20 minutes. From Dawlish town, take the coast road towards Teignmouth up the hill and park in Coronation Avenue (the first right hand road). Continue walking for about 100 yards towards Teignmouth and the birds were feeding in an apple tree right by the main road and using the trees around the open grass area between the houses and the road. The birds flew off over the estate at 11.15am.

Nearby 7 White-Fronted Geese (2 ads) showing well at Exminster Marsh north of the railway bridge, and a Green Sandpiper on Matford Pool.

Also today the female Long-Tailed Duck and drake Common Scoter still in Torbay between Preston seafront and Paignton Pier.

Also today in the Exminster Marsh area, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Bittern, 10 Woodlark and the Smew (which apparently flew off mid morning and relocated to Bowling Green early afternoon) all reportedly still present.