Sunday, 6 September 2015


A juvenile Little Ringed Plover was on the spit at Passage House this morning on the rising tide until it took off and flew high over the estuary for a few minutes before loosing it from view. Amongst 100 Curlew were three Dunlin and the ringed Curlew from Germany returning for it's third year in a row, showing just how site-loyal Curlews are. A Wheatear was on the roost islands and a Water Rail and Kingfisher both called from the reeds. The ringed Black-headed Gull, white 27J1 was also present, returning for it's second summer/autumn having spent the breeding season at it's natal colony at Lee Farm Gravel Pits, Berkshire.

A Dipper was on the River Lemon running through Newton Abbot.

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