Saturday 20 December 2014

Saturday 20th December

The Bonaparte's Gull was in the estuary off Warren Point much of the afternoon with five Red-throated Diver, 12 Great-crested and a Slavonian Grebe offshore. A flock of 11 Avocet that arrived from the east, settled on the sea for a short while and then headed south were the first records of the winter.

Ringing News: Details have come through of a metal ringed adult Common Tern that was seen on 28th August. It had been ringed as a chick at Dublin Port, Ireland on 28th June 2011. This is the first sighting since ringing and was the first Common Tern recovery in Devon since 1989.  A second one, a colour-ringed juvenile form RSPB Saltholme in Cleveland, was recorded next day.

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