Thursday, 22 December 2011

Teign Estuary

I haven't posted in a while and so thought I'd put up some of my (4 days late WeBS) count from this evening.

Not much to report but the "highlights" were 11 Ringed Plover, 29 Dunlin, 1+ Avocet and a Great Northern Diver (near Shaldon bridge). There were 11 Snipe feeding in the open at Passage House which was unusual, and a Water Rail feeding frantically along the undercliff of one of the roost islands was also unusual (and nice).

Other wader counts included 344 Oystercatcher, 118 Curlew, 62 Redshank, 20 Lapwing and a Greenshank. Nothing much in the way of wildfowl and no sign of Iceland Gull.