Monday, 4 July 2011

Exmouth

Exmouth Beach (nr Lifeboat Station) - 0500 - 13 mediterranean gulls (4juv, 3fs, 42s and 2ad), 1 distant diver sp (prob grt northern), 1 common tern.
Evening update - 2 juv yellow-legged gulls
Mudbank
- 6+ mediterranean gull (3+juv, 1fs, 12s and 1ad), whimbrel, 3 common tern, pale-bellied brent and dark-bellied brent still. 3 bar-tailed godwit (pm)
Some of the Mudbank meds could feasibly have moved over from the beach so can't be sure of the total number this morning but there are lots of birds around and it looks set to be a bumper summer for them. The first juvenile herring gulls out on the mud too.