Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Exmouth late pm

Orcombe Point - wind much more westerly this pm but c20+ kittiwake, 17 storm petrel, 17 balearic shearwater west (+ many more lingering in Dawlish Bay), 2 bonxie, 2 common scoter, 2 turnstone and a black-throated diver (possibly this morning's bird) on the sea off the lifeboat station. Also a superb first-winter yellow-legged gull by the lifeboat station (above photos). Additionally several arctic skuas lingering in the bay - impossible to know exactly how many!