Sightings from Prawle Point and Slapton Ley

A 2 hour seawatch from 8.15am in far from ideal conditions ( NE 2-3) produced 1 red-throated diver, 1 red-breasted merganser, and 2 common scoter , but the highlight was close views of a pod of at least 4 harbour porpoises feeding with gannets joining in the fun. Very few passerines present ( in cold murky conditions) and still searching for those elusive greenfinches !

At Slapton the pair of ring-necked ducks showed well from the memorial ar park toilet block with the female scaup associating with a group of tufties.To sea at least 65 common scoter and 1 red-throated diver. From the hide at Torcross there were 3 black-necked grebes, with 1 in almost full summer plumage.

Posted February 27th, 2013 at 8:37 pm in Bird News