10:40 to 12:00.
A stroll down the Tarka Trail from the Taw Bridge to Bradiford Water/Reserve produced good numbers of Lapwing; Oystercatcher; Mallard; Redshank; Shelduck; Herring, Common, Black-headed and Lesser-black backed Gulls.
Approx 120 Carrion Crows were on the sand and mud banks just downstream of the bridge.
5 Little Grebe were feeding near the Swing Bridge by the Civic Centre.
Just off Pottington a female Goldeneye floated down river but soon took flight and flew back up the river towards Barnstaple.
There were 6 Gadwall on the pond in Bradiford Reserve plus c12 Wigeon and 8 Teal.
Between Pottington and Penhill Marsh were at least 500-600 Dunlin; c1000 Lapwing; 22 Sanderling; 4 Bar-tailed Godwit; 43 Grey Plover and 20 Dark-bellied Brent.