Thursday, 7 June 2012

Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton

Exmouth
Taking respite from the appalling weather in one of the shelters on the front, I could scope the birds sitting out the high tide/conditions at the end of Dawlish Warren. An impressive 250+ oystercatchers, 2 sanderling, 50+ dunlin, 7 turnstone, 6 ringed plover, 4 common terns, 7 sandwich terns, a single black headed gull and 5 arctic terns flew out of the estuary and close to the sea wall.
Budleigh Salterton
Sea watching from 12.30 until 3.15 p.m resulted in 4 storm petrels, 15 guillemot, 12 fulmar, 16 kittiwake, 3 commic terns, 2 arctic skuas, 30 manx shearwater and 1 sooty shearwater