Friday, 27 January 2012


Went searching for Matt's Iceland Gull this afternoon. Spent a couple of hours grilling the gulls but with no luck. However, the Long-tailed Duck was present fairly distant off the Harbour View cafe and a Red-throated Diver was obligingly popping up for views every so often. Walking towards Orcombe produced 3 Common Scoters and finally an Eider was close in to Maer Rocks. No sign of any Purple Sandpipers though. As Matt has alluded to, these rocks seem to be a magnet for masses of people to clamber over, sometimes with their dogs!