Sunday 25 September 2022

Sunday 25th September

The northerly winds again provided the highlight with a lone juvenile Pink-footed Goose in Shutterton Creek on the rising evening tide, the third site record. This closely matches the second record on 18 Sep 2010, although that bird's stay was even more fleeting. All three records have occurred between 18-25 September.

Pink-footed Goose - Lee Collins

Over the morning tide two juvenile Osprey were present, one over the Bight and one distantly offshore between Dawlish and Teignmouth, earlier seen over Torbay, which eventually headed up estuary where a third bird was off Powderham! 

Counts from the estuary included 444 Teal, 425 Wigeon, 359 Curlew, 301 Redshank, 65 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 30 Bar and two Black-tailed Godwit, 26 Sanderling, 20 Grey Plover, seven Greenshank, four Turnstone, three Knot, Snipe, Mediterranean Gull and Sandwich Tern, two Curlew Sandpiper, Shelduck and Pintail and single Kingfisher, Shoveler and the returning Spotted Redshank.

Elsewhere a Tree and 19 Meadow Pipit and lone Siskin were overhead and grounded migrants included 20 Chiffchaff, four Blackcap and single Whitethroat and Wheatear.

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