Sunday, 19 February 2012

Exe Estuary: Starcross to Dawlish Warren Golf Course

Notable WeBS count totals from my section this afternoon: 3 Little & 2 Great Crested Grebes, 235 Brents, 4 Little Egrets, 2 Pintail, 93 Teal, 22 Wigeon, 18 Mergansers, 1 Avocet, 14 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 195 Grey Plover, 136 Knot, 3 Sanderling, 405 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe (flushed from saltmarsh in standardised transect covering only a small section), the wintering Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 38 Turnstone. The tide was much lower than usual for the WeBS count period, with many more waders than usual still in the 'Cockwood Corner' section.