Friday, 29 October 2010

Exmouth this morning

Seawatch 820-1010am from seafront
great northern diver 2, kittiwake 19+, common scoter 1, wader sp 1, juv pomarine skua 1, auk sp 5, great skua 1, great crested grebe 1, db brent goose 6, gannet c2/300+
scaup 3
(see lower photo), long-tailed duck (fem type), mute swan 10, [black swan 1], goldeneye 1, grt crstd grebe 3+, pale-bellied brent goose 1.
Seawatch disappointing in strong S wind. Good numbers of pintail, wigeon and dark-bellied brent still off Mudbank. The numbers will drop as many of the birds move to wet fields at the north end of the estuary in the next month.