Sunday, 5 February 2012


The run of easterly winds and freezing conditions have certainly shaken things up a bit with 133 Great Crested Grebes (just 15 just before the easterly winds), 3 Black-necked Grebes, 1 Avocet (only my 2nd ever in Torbay) it didn't stay too long with so many dogs on the beach but did sit on the sea for some time with the black headed gulls, 1 Dunlin. 15 Cirl Buntings, 3 Reed Buntings at back of 2nd car park, 2 collybita Chiffchaffs in Marsh.
The local authority have decided to make the whole of the road at Broadsands no parking, even in the winter. The winter charges in the car park are £1 for 40mins - not long enough to check the area well! There is free on road parking elsewhere but its a bit of a hike.