Sunday, 30 March 2014

Sunday 30th March

The immature Glaucous Gull was again on Warren Point early morning before spending the rest of the day around Exmouth dock. Migrants were limited to a single grounded Wheatear and overhead a single Sand Martin, nine Goldfinch, nine Jackdaw, seven Meadow Pipit, two Chaffinch, two Rook and a Collared Dove heading NE. Offshore the Red-necked Grebe was still present, with 10 Sandwich Tern, nine Red-throated Diver and 29 Red-breasted Merganser. Elsewhere counts from the estuary included 525 Oystercatcher, 141 Curlew, 104 Dark-bellied and a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 12 Bar and a Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Sanderling, 11 Dunlin, six Knot, three Grey Plover and a Greenshank.

Wildlife News: Sand Crocus is now in flower with the largest numbers in Greenland Lake, rather than the transplanted site behind the visitor centre. Elsewhere a Fox was seen on Warren Point.

Sand Crocus © Lee Collins

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