Monday 14 August 2017

Monday 14th August

Sea defence works along on the dune ridge continue to restrict access to the hide and Warren Point.  The golf course is not a public right of way.  Please follow signs and access guidance from staff.

First thing the juv White-winged Black Tern was off Shelly Beach, Exmouth then spent much of the morning fishing along the main channel off Warren Point.  Other terns present were 185+ Sandwich Tern, 15+ Common Tern and for only 10 minutes a Black Tern in The Bight, the first of the autumn.

                           juv Black Tern (Lee Collins)

Selected counts on the estuary and in The Bight during the late morning high tide, 277+ Dunlin, 161+ Ringed Plover, c.10 Sanderling. eight Whimbrel, six Turnstone and a Kingfisher.  Only the regular warblers and resident birds were noted in the early morning drizzle; two Wheatear were seen later. 

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