Saturday 16 January 2016

Water Pipit and WeBS

David Cawthraw and I had good views of a Water Pipit at Flow Point this morning (photo here), alongside a couple of Rock Pipits for comparison. Attempts to do the WeBS were hampered by a paraglider flushing all the waders, resulting in a sub-par count of 277 Oystercatchers, but there was still a decent variety on show with totals including 12 Little Grebes, a Great Crested Grebe, 18 Red-breasted Mergansers, 48 Shelducks, 16 Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, two Kingfishers, 91 Curlew, 14 Lapwings, six Ringed Plovers, eight Turnstones, five Common Sandpipers, 64 Redshanks and a Greenshank.

The Bonaparte's Gull was again reported along Teignmouth seafront this afternoon.


  1. Will, Managed to get a few photos of the Water Pipit as the tide ebbed; posted one on Devon Birds if you are interested. A Grey Wagtail showed just after you had left! Dave C.

  2. Nice one! I've amended the post with a link to your photo.