The Shropshire contingent in Devon had now increased to numbers to 12 with the arrival of the SOS party for the weekend!
We met up at Dawlish Warren where a few bits and pieces were added to the list including Sanderling, Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, Turnstone and Whimbrel plus a Peregrine over the estuary!
An afternoon walk at Exminster Marshes had one really good bird in store for us - Short eared Owl!! Never an easy bird in Devon, a chat to the local reserve team revealed this was the first sighting of the Autumn!!
Despite being about 200m distant, we watched it for 15 minutes or so, perched on a stone pillar in a field viewed from the raised towpath, not far from the car park.
It then flew, disappearing onto the marsh after prey?? We never saw it again.....