Monday 6 March 2023

Monday 6th March

The highlight came late in the day with a first winter Glaucous Gull found on Bull Hill, having been last (& first) seen at Topsham on 26 February. Also present in the estuary, 76 Turnstone, a decent count of 41 Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Wigeon and two Red-breasted Merganser.

Counts from the estuary early morning included 331 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 171 Curlew, 130 Bar-tailed Godwit, 54 Grey and 16 Ringed Plover, 25 Sanderling and two Greenshank. Elsewhere 26 Magpie left their roost and headed towards the mainland first thing, with the Red-necked Grebe still present offshore as well as 32 Great Crested Grebe and two Red-throated Diver.

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