There are good numbers of Mute Swan at Passage House at the moment, around 45. I only saw the legs of about 15 birds, but out of them, three had rings. Two I've seen before - lime green NY9 and yellow YYN. The other was new in - lime green WI9. It's an RSPCA bird rescued in Somerset last autumn where it was found trapped on a bridge over a weir. It was released near Honiton in the winter.
Yellow YYH has also been around recently (another new one) - ringed at Abbotsbury as an adult in 2005.
The Curlew flock has increased to 20, and Black-headed Gull numbers are steadily building - c30 on the estuary yesterday from the train. The female Comb Duck has also reappeared at Newton Abbot Quay. I wonder where it went?