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The wind is still building from the SSW at the moment but it was gusting to force 10 according to the Brixham Coastguards when I left! Not surprisingly few birds were on the move, the highlights being 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Little Gull and a Great Skua - BUT - the cetaceans where brilliant! At least 6 Harbour Porpoise often surfing the waves and some leaping clear of the water, then a pod of 8 Bottle-nosed Dolphins with a medium sized calf moved south and better still two White-beaked Dolphins feeding off the end of the headland about 600m offshore initially, although they were underwater much of the time they stayed in the area for 20+minutes from 0950hrs before moving off south.  

MD & IL stayed on until 14:40, with little reward other than another Bonxie, Balearic Shearwater and 6 Common Scoter.

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 12:47 pm by Mike Langman in Bird News