Thursday, 18 November 2010

Bird watch on the Exe estuary...

We know winter is on its way when the first avocets arrive to take up temporary residence on the Exe estuary in Devon.

The RSPB launched its new season of wildlife cruises this month which run through to March 2011, giving people the chance to see these striking black and white birds up close.

The Exe estuary is renowned as an over-wintering site for an estimated 20,000 wading birds. More than forty bird species have been spotted, including black-tailed godwits from Iceland, dark-bellied brent geese from Siberia and waders from Scandinavia.

So why not enjoy a break at one of our holiday cottages along the Exe estuary in Topsham, Lympstone or Exmouth?

Winter is a serene time to explore the West Country and don't forget, 2, 3 and 4 night short breaks are available at many of our cottages at this time of year.