Sunday 14 January 2024

Sunday 14th January

The first Goldeneye of the winter, a ♀, was in Shutterton Creek with a ♀ Red-breasted Merganser and the year's first Kingfisher. High tide counts included c1920 Dunlin, 839 Oystercatcher, 182 Teal, 166 Bar-tailed Godwit, 153 Knot, 149 Grey and 26 Ringed Plover, 43 Turnstone and 39 Wigeon. Also in the estuary an adult Mediterranean Gull on Bull Hill and a sinensis Cormorant on Finger Point.

Offshore 22 Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver flew into Dawlish Bay during 1 hour seawatch early morning, with the nine Eider off Warren Point. 

Elsewhere three pairs of Shoveler were on the Main Pond with three Chiffchaff and two Goldcrest on site and single Buzzard and Rook overhead. 

Year list additions:

91. Goldeneye
92. Kingfisher
sinensis Cormorant

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