Thursday, 7 July 2011

Dawlish Warren Seawatch

A wet seawatch yesterday evening from 5.00 to 8.00 p.m.
3, possibly 7 Arctic Skuas ( 3 dark phase west at 5.30, 3 dark phase back into the bay from the west at 7.15 and a single dark phase chasing Sandwich terns at 7.45).
20 Common Scoter, 11 Eider, 1 Adult Med Gull, c.50 Sandwich terns (seemed to be around 20 in the bay feeding and others moving purposely through), 2 razorbill, 2 Manx Shearwater, 5 kittiwakes, 4 Fulmar and 3 swifts battling west out over the sea.

One of the 11 Eiders