Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Budleigh Seafront / Otter Estuary

Still remnants of yesterday's seabird excitement early this morning.
A watch from 07.15 - 08.30 produced 9 Balearic Shearwaters, including 4 birds feeding just off-shore by Otter Head with 60+ Gannet for the entire duration. Then a superb adult Pom Skua came in very close to investigate the feeding activity. Also 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern and a 1st w Med. Gull.
On the estuary there were 5 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit.

A brief look on the sea this evening produced 2 more Balearic Shearwaters and 2 Common Tern heading W.