Saturday, 16 July 2016
Saturday 16th July
A Dark-bellied Brent Goose in the Bight was the biggest surprise of the day, especially as none have been noted on the Exe this summer; the resident Slavonian Grebe was also in the estuary. Wader counts included 412 Curlew, 233 Oystercatcher, 54 Redshank, 54 Dunlin, 25 Sanderling and 11 Whimbrel. Terns continue to arrive with 137 Sandwich (25 juvs) and six Common Tern also present. Elsewhere 42 Common Scoter and five Great-crested Grebe were offshore with two Willow Warbler and a Treecreeper on site.