Friday 23 October 2015

Friday 23rd October

Undoubted highlight was the finding of a Great Grey Shrike on Warren Point, shortly after the finding of a dead Blue Tit speared on an Elder bush! The first record for both the Warren and the Exe it remained until dusk showing well at times. Also on the Point a Short-eared Owl and a Dartford Warbler. Elsewhere the Bonaparte's Gull was again off John's Watch, 136 Shag (67 juvs) and a Great Northern Diver were offshore, overhead a single Crossbill, 17 Siskin, seven Redpoll and three Swallow and counts from the estuary included 255 Brent Geese (only one juvenile), 156 Dunlin, 23 Ringed Plover, eight Sanderling, six Grey Plover, six Red-breasted Merganser and the Slavonian Grebe.

 Great Grey Shrike (with hint of Blue Tit) - Lee Collins

Bonaparte's Gull - Dave Jewell

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