Sunday 11 January 2015

Early WeBS

Counts from the estuary on Wednesday morning included 414 Oystercatchers, 80 Curlew, 71 Redshanks, 10 Greenshanks, 17 Lapwings, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 10 Little Grebes. Duck numbers varied with 65 Teal and 36 Shelducks at Flow Point but I could only locate 4 Red-breasted Mergansers and 25 Mallards. Still no Goldeneyes or Avocets.

I did the WeBS early as I'm going to Australia next week on a work exchange for a couple of months, followed by a holiday in SE Asia, and won't be back until Easter. This and Laurie returning to his placement in Wales (link to blog on right) means Teign Birds will be quieter over the next couple of months, so apologies in advance for the lack of updates from us!

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