Sunday, 20 November 2011

Exe Estuary & Dawlish Warren

During my WeBS count between Starcross and Dawlish Warren Golf Course: 69 Shags on water-skiing raft off Starcross, 2 Bar-headed Geese, American Wigeon with 1153 Wigeon, 261 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 14 Mergansers, 4 Avocets, 5 Snipe, 3 Greenshank and 3 Rock Pipits. In the Bight near Dawlish Warren hide were 11 Pale-bellied Brents (2 family groups) keeping apart from the Dark-bellied birds.