Saturday, 12 February 2011

Otter Estuary

12.00-14.00

Water Pipit on east bank of Otter, below hide, just above water line.
Sea-watching - Red-throated Diver, 40+ Gannets feeding offshore, 20-30 Auks a minute for about 40 minutes, flying west and east in equal numbers. After a while realised they were probably going round in a big circle! Included Razorbills and Guillemots, but mostly not ID'd I'm afraid.
Also present - 6 Shelduck, 180+ Wigeon, 30+ Teal, Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, 30+ Curlew, 8+ Redshank.

[from Steve Oliver]