🕊Guided Bird Watching Review – Friday 10th January🕊

Near perfect conditions, sunny mild and light winds the exe estuary looked stunning. Plenty of photo opportunities with good numbers of birds on show with Shags and Cormorants in the mouth of the estuary 200+ Pintail flying and feeding off Lympstone. 50+ Bar Tailed Godwits and a surprise group of Avocets feeding in the same area normally these birds are further up the estuary. Dunlin seen right across the the mudflats from Lympstone up to Topsham with a few Ringed Plover near Turf Lock. 500+ Black Tailed Godwits at the Clyst confluence along with 200+ Avocets further up the Clyst so just to far for the visitors to see these number but plenty of Avocets across the out to Topsham. 1300+ Golden Plover were on the mud off Turf Locks. Gull numbers have increased throughout the Estuary. To finish off the cruise a pair of Peregrines were seen with a kill off Shelly Beach.

Derek Carter

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