Sunday, 18 December 2011

Powderham, Exe Estuary

Just before the start of the WeBS count a single goosander (redhead) flew south down the estuary. On Powderham Sands were 269 avocets but they flew north within the first few minutes of the count starting at 9.40. Few other waders apart from 5 turnstones and about 400 dunlin. A flock of about 260 brent geese were off the Turf until they decided to fly. About 110 landed over Greenland Bank and the others returned towards the Turf.

On the fields - 6 meadow pipits, 2 robins and 2 stonechats.