Monday, 2 January 2012

dawlish warren and exminster marsh

A visit to dawlish warren this morning got me good views of the Surf Scoter and eventually the velvet scoter with 4 common scoter all from the lifequard lookout. Also on the sea were 1 red throated diver and lots of razorbills and a few guilemots, at leat 5 great crested grebes and  the male eider was with 2 female eider. A couple of rock pipits were on the rocks in front of the seawall.

From the hide on the rising tide the American wigeon showed well with at least 2 sanderling amongst the dunlin with 15+ knot and good numbers of grey plover, 2 razorbill and at least 15+ red breasted mergansers,
14 ringed plover were in the bight, 12+ skylark, 2 stonechat, on the pond were 1 snipe and 2 little grebes

Exminster marshes this afternoon got great views of the Glossy Ibis and the barnacle goose was in with the canada geese 
Glossy Ibis exminster marshes

Knot at Dawlish warren

Redshank Dawlish warren
Another great days birding around the exe