Sunday, 20 September 2009

Dawlish Warren - Slav Grebe

The final day dawned and the morning was spent at Dawlish Warren.

A small group of Brent Geese were fresh in, Whimbrel and a Golden Plover on the beach plus, an encounter with yet another Little Stint!

Viewing from the hide, as the tide dropped we could see the distant dot on the estuary which was almost certainly the long staying Slavonian Grebe! Checking this out later from one of the railway crossings - our certainty was confirmed with a Red-breasted Merganser in tow!

Still distant amongst the boats, the only chance of capturing an image was to yomp across the mud!!

It was certainly worth the effort, the distant shape turned into a Slavonian Grebe.....

He'd found himself a friend!!

A great trip, with in excess of 100 species......