Monday, 30 April 2012

Shoalstone Beach , Brixham

Joined Bob Bailey at the beach shelter by 0930, he had been seawatching from 0800, we continued to 1200. Totals 2 Storm Petrel (prior to 0900), Redthroated Diver, 3 Great Northern(1 on sea), 1 Scoter, 12 Bonxie, 2 Arctic Skua, also considerable south passage of terns. Common Terns were passing in groups of up to 30-40 at a time when I  arrived , estimated 200+, and Sandwich Terns passing in small groups throughout.  12-15 Swifts arrived off the sea.