Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Axe Estuary and Seaton Bay

Sea watching this morning was - as usual for us up here in the bowel of Lyme Bay - not as good as it should have been!

All I noted in three hours this morning and early afternoon were: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 35+ Manxies (Ian M had a Sooty too), 2 Arctic Terns and 4 'commic' Terns.

Up the valley a juv Little Gull on Colyford Scrape at 14:30 was the best. On Black Hole Marsh early afternoon there was a 'new' Curlew Sand (pic below), with singles of Little Stint and Knot, 3 Ruff, 4 Greenshank, 12 Ringed Plover and 19 Dunlin.