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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