Sunday 16 February 2014

Sunday 16th February

The highlight of the day, a first winter Glaucous Gull roosting on Warren Point, was only seen from the Exmouth side of the river! Further searches drew a blank but with 1300+ Herring Gull offshore and at least as many again in Sandy Bay there were plenty to look through. Aside from the Glauc and a probable Puffin flying south, birding was very much as you were with six Velvet Scoter, two Eider, the Red-necked Grebe, seven Red-throated and four Great Northern Diver offshore. Elsewhere the Bonaparte's Gull was off Langstone Rock early morning, nine Avocet roosted in the Bight, two Slavonian Grebe were in the estuary and counts included 300+ Brent Geese, 188 Curlew, 112 Redshank, 47 Bar-tailed Godwit, 21 Ringed Plover, 21 Teal and just four Wigeon.

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