Sunday 20 November 2016

Sunday 20th November

The overnight storm blew through before first light but the calm conditions resulted in little to no movement but at least nine Great Northern Diver were recorded offshore during the day with two Red-throated Diver and the immature male Long-tailed Duck still with 140 Common Scoter.

Counts from the estuary included 1253 Oystercatcher, 1200+ Dunlin, 326 Brent Geese, 135 Grey Plover, 77 Redshank, 59 Shelduck and just 38 Curlew, the rest presumably taking advantage of the saturated fields elsewhere around the Exe. Also from the hide the juvenile Spoonbill roosted on Finger Point, a Kingfisher was in Shutterton Creek and two Slavonian Grebe, 12 Red-breasted Merganser and a Goldeneye were off Cockwood.

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