Friday 9 February 2024

Friday 9th February

A wet and windy day saw attention focussed over the two high tides in the estuary, with peak numbers generally over the evening tide. Counts included c1450 Dunlin, 533 Oystercatcher, 505 Dark and two Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 148 Bar-tailed Godwit, 121 Curlew, 91 Grey and 24 Ringed Plover, 56 Knot, 42 Turnstone, 27 Shelduck, nine Sanderling and nine Wigeon.

Nine Great Crested Grebe were also in the estuary with another seven offshore, with six Shoveler and three Little Grebe at the Main Pond. A Treecreeper was a notable find in the Entrance Bushes.

Year list additions

103. Treecreeper
Late news.
104. Redwing
105. Marsh Harrier
106. Red Kite

The 2023 Dawlish Warren Bird Report is now available to downland from the website.

Pallas's Warbler - John Walters

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