Torbay Coastal

Marine Parade, Paignton ~ 24 Turnstone, 30 Oyster Catcher, a Great Crested Grebe flew past towards Goodrington and a very distant view of what I believe was a large flock of Scoter duck which were lost from view once they landed on the sea.

Goodrington beach ~ Drake Eider Duck.

Broadsands / Elberry ~A counted flock of 110 Great Crested Grebe that were in company with 5 Velvet Scoter. Two seperate Black Necked Grebe, 3 Razorbill, Eider duck, 6 Fulmar, Cormorant and Shag.

 

Brixham Break Water ~ Raven, 3+ Guillemot, 7+ Razorbill, 2 Turnstone, 7 Purple Sandpiper and 2 Rock Pipit.

Berry Head ~ The highlight were 7 Harbour Porpoise including one calf that at times had Gannet over them diving for fish, 2 Rock Pipit, movement of Guillemot, good numbers of Fulmar showing.

 

From the hide the Guillemot colony had well over 500 birds on the cliff and 15+ Fulmar, female Sparrow Hawk overhead.

  

Posted February 4th, 2017 at 4:54 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News