Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Exe Estuary

Another good Stuart Lines cruise this afternoon: Long-tailed Duck (imm drake between Exmouth and Starcross), Slavonian Grebe (off Lympstone Camp), 6 Scaup (2 imm drakes; SE of Turf), redhead Smew (Topsham), plus 2 Great Crested Grebes, c20 Shag, c500 Brents, c100 Mergansers, c500 Avocets, dozens of Grey Plover, hundreds of both godwits, 2 Greenshank, c30+ Knot, c10 Sanderling, c150 Common Gulls, 2 Lesser and c30 Great Black-backed Gulls.