Sunday, 29 April 2012

Exmouth and bowling green marsh

Another seawatch from by the life boat station on exmouth seafront this afternoon between 15:00 till 17:45 Poor visibility for most of time 1 great skua east at 16:58 and 2 more at 17:10 and a group of 5 skua sp at 17:30 east but too far out unfortunately 25+ gannets and 13+ fulmar, 3 turnstone on the rocks 30+ sandwich tern, 2 great crested grebe. After seeing a report on birdguides of Iceland gull on bowling green marsh decided to pop over and have a look no luck but 6 pochard (2f & 4m) my best count this year also 14 whimbrel, 1 common sandpiper, 3 tufted duck(2m,1f) 18 herring gulls, 2 curlew lots of swallow , house Martin , sand martins, cetti's, 2 reed bunting, sedge & reed warblers. Also forget to add 2m eider flew east this morning at dawlish warren