Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Exmouth and Budleigh Beaches

The Exmouth beach area by the RNLI Lifeboat Station certainly provided some excellent photographic opportunities this morning with at least 7 Mediterranean Gulls of all ages, Sandwich Tern (adult and juvs) and the Bonaparte's Gull all showing to within 5-10 metres. Interesting to see the plumage of the BG has not vastly changed since its appearance in April, though most notable were newly moulted adult wing feathers plus a number of black tipped feathers being visible on top of the head and around the base of the bill.
At Budleigh the Glaucous Gull continues to be fairly reliable, still present on the beach this evening.