Sunday 29 May 2022

Sunday 29th May

At least 73 Sanderling were feeding on the beach, including a Dutch ringed bird with counts from the estuary including 158 Oystercatcher, 34 Ringed Plover, 27 Dunlin, nine Curlew, nine Whimbrel, three first summer Mediterranean Gull and single Bar-tailed Godwit and Redshank. Highlight of the day was an adult summer-plumaged Continental Black-tailed Godwit which flew over and rapidly gained height as it headed up estuary, if accepted, the first Devon record.

Offshore four Great Northern Diver, 20 Black-headed Gull, 18 Common Scoter and five Sandwich Tern with 23 Canada Geese in off. Elsewhere 14 Swallow and six Swift were overhead with single Wheatear and Willow Warbler on site.

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