Saturday 13 September 2014


The highlight of the morning was undoubtedly the Osprey that put up all the waders as soon as I arrived at Flow Point at 9am. It was initially circling over the estuary then looked as if it was drifting east towards Teignmouth before doing an about-turn and heading up towards Passage House. I managed to relocate it when scanning the estuary from the top of the track to Wear Farm an hour later, when it was sat in a tree at Netherton Point. Hopefully it will stick around.

Osprey at Netherton Point. It was a long way away...
The composition of roosting waders at Flow Point (once the Osprey had departed) showed little change, with 16 Ringed Plovers, 11 Dunlin, 9 Redshanks, two Bar-tailed Godwits, a Black-tailed Godwit and a Common Sandpiper noted. Earlier a walk around Bundle Head was very unproductive for the time of year with just a handful of Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs in the bushes and 5 Grey Wagtails, 6 Meadow Pipits and c40 Swallows overhead.

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