Sunday, 24 July 2011

Exe Estuary & Dawlish Warren

My WeBS count section (Starcross-Dawlish Warren) held the summer plumage Slavonian Grebe, 17 Little Egrets, 3 Greylags (unusual here), 15 Whimbrel, 359 Curlew, 4 Bar-tails, 59 Redshank, 54 Sandwich Terns, 2 bp Med Gulls and a Common Gull.

At the hide, there were another 90+ Sandwich and 4 Common Terns.

On the beach, there were 42 adult Sanderlings and offshore a feeding flock of at least 290 Shags (30 out of 87 [34%] were juvs). There were also 100 Common Scoters and a breeding plumage Great Northern Diver.

At home (Chudleigh), the first Jersey Tiger was in the garden.