Saturday, 30 October 2010

Berry Hd & Torbay

A serious shower got me to divert to Paignton at first light where I could sit in the car and look out to sea: 1 Long-tailed Duck with an ad male Common Scoter also 1 Great Crested Grebe.
Below: left - wood pigeons and Jackdaws Right -there must be a golden 'mega' in that bush!

Berry Head had a bit going overhead: 200+ Wood Pigeons and 115 Jackdaws >W, the highlight was a Yellow Wagtail that nearly landed at the head - very late bird. Around the headland: 2 Firecrest (usual place nr Berry Hd Hotel) 2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 36 Long tailed Tits in 3 groups.
Broadsands: 8 Cirl Buntings on seed in back of 2nd car park, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Black Redstart and 6-7 Bottle-nosed Dolphins leaping around off Elberry Headland then moved of N.