Friday, 21 January 2011


Around Torbay today:18 Black-necked Grebes ( 6 Paignton/Preston, 7 Goodrington, 5 Broadsands), 1 Slavonian Grebe, 47 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Common Scoter, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers.

Broadsands: 15 Cirl Buntings on seed put down today in back of second car park, also 11 Reed Bunting, 1 Brambling, 17 Chaffinch & 8 Dunnocks. 35+ Skylark in stubble field at back of beach.
1 collybita Chiffchaff, couldn't find the tristis Chiffchaff today.

A Little Egret picked out a large Shanny (thanks to Heather Dutton & Chris Proctor for fish Id!) from crevice well above waterline the fish made it very difficult to be swallowed by spreading out all of its fins!