Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Wednesday 7th December

The Siberian Chiffchaff was still in the Entrance Bushes, but there was no news on the Yellow-browed Warbler. Counts from the estuary included 1000+ Dunlin, 73 Grey and 18 Ringed Plover, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit and eight Red-breasted Merganser. Elsewhere a Red-throated Diver and a flock of 10 Eider were off John's Watch, presumably the birds recently off Teignmouth, and two Shoveler and two drake Teal were on the Main Pond.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Tuesday 6th December

The Yellow-browed Warbler remains on site favouring the Back Meadow and Main Pond area today, with the Siberian Chiffchaff still in the Entrance Bushes. The flat conditions offshore allowed for counts of  23 Great-crested Grebe, 12 Red-throated Diver and the two Velvet Scoter.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Monday 5th December

The Yellow-browed Warbler was still vocal around the Entrance Bushes this morning with two Velvet Scoter and a Great Northern Diver remaining offshore. A Black-necked Grebe off the saltmarsh was a new arrival with 147 Grey Plover, 106 Knot, eight Greenshank and the two Slavonian Grebe also in the estuary.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sunday 4th December

The fifth Yellow-browed Warbler of the autumn was a surprise arrival, although a new bird was also found in Exmouth today. It was vocal and mobile around the Entrance Bushes where there were also four Chiffchaff and the Siberian Chiffchaff. Elsewhere the two Velvet Scoter were still offshore with five Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver whilst wader counts from the estuary increased slightly with 1600 Dunlin, 157 Grey Plover, 144 Bar-tailed Godwit, 81 Knot and six Greenshank with the two Slavonian Grebe also still present.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Saturday 3rd December

Offshore there were five Velvet Scoter, three mobile and two within the raft of 90 Common Scoter, with 580+ Guillemot, six Red-throated and two Great Northern Diver flying south. elsewhere a tristis Chiffchaff was in the Entrance Bushes, a Fieldfare remains along the Back Path, three Shoveler were on the Main Pond, the Bonaparte's Gull was off Warren Point and counts from the estuary included 307 Wigeon, 198 Brent Geese, 195 Teal, 115 Grey Plover, 88 Knot, 60+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 23 Ringed Plover, two Slavonian Grebe and a Pintail.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Friday 2nd December

Two Velvet Scoter were off John's Watch, presumed to be the same birds that were present briefly last weekend.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thursday 1st December

The two Slavonian Grebe were off Cockwood but no other news was received.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Wednesday 30th November

The Bonaparte's Gull was off Warren Point in the afternoon but no other news was received.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Tuesday 29th November

As part of an estuary wide low tide count the following figures were recorded from the Beach & Bight: 161 Oystercatcher, 118 Brent Geese, 47 Wigeon, 12 Dunlin, eight Turnstone, six Curlew, five Redshank, two Knot, two Grey Plover and a Greenshank. Elsewhere two Water Rail and a Snipe were on the Main Pond.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Sunday 27th November

The duck theme continued with three Pochard and a Tufted Duck in with the Common Scoter raft, with five Shoveler, eight Red-throated and four Great Northern Diver also offshore. Elsewhere two Slavonian Grebe and a Greenshank were in the estuary, two Raven were overhead and eight Chiffchaff, two Redwing and a Fieldfare were on site.