Sunday 1 January 2017

New Years Day

Despite the bad weather, 72 species were recorded on the first day of the year. Five Eider were still off Teignmouth Yacht Club along with around a dozen Great Northern Divers, two Red-throated Divers and a Common Scoter, as well as the usual suspects. A pod of about 10 Harbour Porpoise was a nice surprise too.

On to the estuary, were 10 Snipe, good numbers of Dunlin, two Common Sandpiper, and Kingfisher were all recorded along with the common waders, although no godwits were seen. The highlight was a Brent Goose which Kev had on The Salty, before it headed up the estuary to join up with a large flock of Canada Geese.

Finally, a fairly unproductive visit to Decoy produce just a handful of Tufted Duck.

During the day, Kev also saw the Cattle Egrets at Teigngrace along with a Blackcap, and Will had a Chiffchaff in Kingsteignton.

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