Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Thurlestone Bay

First strong wind for a while SW F 6/7 with increasingly rough seas and after 11.15 heavy rain and poor viz.

On Thurlestone Marsh at 08.00 - 45 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 2 m Shoveler, 2 Lapwing, 50 Snipe, 1 Black Tailed Godwit.

On South Huish Marsh a new arrival a female Tufted Duck ( 1st of the year ) also another male Pintail, 20 Wigeon, 7 Teal.

Seawatching until the rain arrived produced the first Balearic Shearwater ( flew west at 10.40 )
12 Gannet, 7 Common Gull, 6 Fulmar.

Waders on the beach - 7 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin