Sunday, 20 November 2011

Torbay

A tour of the beaches: Preston, no interesting seabirds at all! Goodrington, 2 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Great Crested Grebes. Broadsands, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 13 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Red-throated Divers (one sporting high white thigh patches similar to Black-throated). 6 Cirl Buntings on seed in back of 2nd car park also a Reed Bunting with them.

Broadsands, Cirl Buntings - anyone wish to get good close views on a day when I have not dropped seed this winter (courtesy of RSPB) just take a bag of foreign finch seed or Budgie seed available in any pet shop - please don't put cheap 'wild bird seed' mixes with wheat and corn, in it attracts crows, pigeons and rats so frightening the Cirl Buntings off!