Monday, 7 May 2012

Exmouth

Orcombe Point - 0800 - 15 pomarine skua (3 pale phase singles east @ 0812, 0830 and 0900 and the twelve-strong flock that lingered off the Warren), 15+ manx shearwater, 18 common scoter, 1 great northern diver, 3 whimbrel, 2 great skua, 3 red-breasted merganser and 6 fulmar. Also several small parties of auks, gannets and kittiwakes. When the cloud lifted several swallows started streaming through + 1 swift. Also 1 garden warbler and 1 lesser whitethroat.
Mudbank - 23 brent goose (inc at least 1 dark-b) + 15 sandwich tern.
6/5 - 4 eider still, 1 yellow wagtail, c20+ swift and 80+ swallow.
5/5 - 1 hobby (grounded for a change), 1 wheatear, 1 reed warbler, 1+ garden warbler and 1 great northern diver.