Sunday 6 March 2016

Sunday 6th March

A combination of a higher tide and a kite-surfer disturbing birds at Exmouth saw an increase in wader numbers with counts of 649 Oystercatcher, 489 Dunlin, 89 Bar-tailed Godwit, 66 Grey Plover, 48 Knot, 15 Sanderling, 12 Ringed Plover and a Black-tailed Godwit. Also in the estuary 183 Brent Geese, 12 Teal, four Wigeon and a Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere 44 Great-crested Grebe and a Red-throated Diver were offshore, a Treecreeper was in the Entrance Bushes and a hint of Spring was provided by the first migrant Chiffchaff feeding in the reeds at the Main Pond and five Meadow Pipit in off the sea heading north.

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