Counts from the estuary included a flock of 62 Pale-bellied and two Dark-bellied Brent Geese arrived from the east and rest awhile in the Bight before continuing north over Exminster Marshes later in the day. Also present 26 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Turnstone, seven Whimbrel, four Sanderling and a Dunlin.
Wildlife News: The warm weather has brought an increasing range of species, if not numbers. First sighting of the year included the hoverflies Spring Epistrophe Epistrophe eligans and Smudge-veined Clubtail Neoascia podagrica, Orange-tailed Mining Bee Andrena haemorrhoa and new for the Recording Area, Sea Beet Weevil Lixus scabricollis just the third Devon record.
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