Thursday, 7 June 2012

Dawlish warren

After work made way over to Dawlish Warren and watched from 15:15 till 19:55 from beside the life guard hut on the sea wall

Turned out to be a Tern afternoon but the first birds were 2 Arctic Skuas close in a good start then 2 storm petrels soon followed again fairly close in , around 18:20 a Black tern made slow progress south into the gale force south west wind with 5 common terns then around 19:30 a group of terns flew out from exmouth mostly common terns but at the back 2 Roseate terns was a good find to end the day

Final totals for the afternoon were 3 storm petrels, 3 arctic skuas, 1 great skua, 2 roseate terns, 1 black tern, 6+ arctic terns,35+ common terns, 15+ sandwich terns , 32+ commic terns , 4 common scoter, 4 great crested grebes, 1 guillemot, 76+ manx shearwater.

A very good afternoon