The highlight was a Little Ringed Plover flew low north over John's Watch mid morning before joining three new arrivals at the top end of the estuary at Exminster. A Common Sandpiper at Langstone Rock and the Seawall was another new arrival. Counts from the estuary included 232 Oystercatcher, 41 Dunlin, 29 Whimbrel, 16 Curlew, six Grey and a Ringed Plover, two Bar-tailed Godwit and the two Brent Geese.
Elsewhere a Meadow Pipit was displaying on Warren Point for the first time since 2006, a pair of Whitethroat were already nest-building after arriving on Friday, 11 Sandwich Tern and a Red-throated Diver were offshore and a Lesser Redpoll was overhead with six Siskin, six Chaffinch, a Yellow Wagtail, 10 Swallow, two House and a Sand Martin.
Reed Warbler - Alan Keatley
Wildlife News: The nationally scarce spider Alopecosa cuneata was discovered on the undamaged section of the Dune Ridge. A more expected addition to the Recording Area arachnid list was the Spring Harvestman Platybunus triangularis found in the Buffer Zone. Along the strandline several Barrel Jellyfish, two Masked Crab and a Sting Winkle.