Tuesday 21 May 2024


It might be approaching the end of May but some of the Teignmouth Turnstones appear to be in no rush to reach their Arctic or Scandinavian breeding grounds. Or, the 15 birds present off the Back Beach this afternoon comprise passage birds that don't form part of the usual wintering population.  

Little else of note over the past week bar a handful of Red Kites over Kingsteignton on the 13th and 15th.

Monday 13 May 2024


Totals from around the estuary on Sunday morning included 47 Oystercatchers, 17 Turnstones, five Whimbrels, two Common Sandpipers, 14 Little Egrets, 30 Mute Swans, 10 Shelducks, six Cormorants, 100 Herring Gulls, three Great Black-backed Gulls and one Lesser Black-backed Gull. Later in the day a Red Kite flew over Kingsteignton at 17:45. 

Saturday 11 May 2024