Saturday, 1 January 2011


Broadsands: 1 Sooty Shearwater feeding fairly close in at one stage being harassed by Herring gulls - very odd bird with symmetrical long pale carpal bars on upperwings also darkish underwings not showing the normal silvery underwing coverts it eventually flew past Brixham Breakwater and Mark Darlaston saw it carry on out past Berry Head. 1 Bonxie resting and chasing Gannets, 4 Black-necked Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 66 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Common Scoter, 1 Eider, 2 Red-throated Divers, 110+ Razorbills, 13 Guillemots.

Goodrington: 4 Common Scoter, 2 Black-necked Grebes, 10 Razorbills.

Preston /Paignton: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Common Scoter, 4 Black-necked Grebes, 3 Great Crested Grebes.