Thursday, 10 May 2012

Berry Head

Murky conditions, overnight rain and strong - gale SSW wind seemed perfect for a mornings seawatching, in reality it was okay but could have been better!
0600hrs - 1330hrs:
Manx Shearwaters 1308, Storm Petrel 2, Puffin 14, Great Northern Diver 8, Common Tern 1,Sandwich Tern 2, Whimbrel 2, Sanderling 47 (several flocks), Dunlin 46+ (two flocks), Swifts 141, Swallows 51, House Martin 9, 1s Mediterranean Gull , Common Gull and  Harbour Porpoise 1.

Around the quarry 1 Short-eared Owl flushed from roadside as I walked down first thing this morning (see photos below), 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, Wheatear 2, Tree Pipit 1. While driving to BH this morning  I followed a buck Roe Deer along Berry Hd Road from Brixham breakwater for 400m before it eventually ran off into a garden.