South Brent and Torbay Coastal

Overnight from home at South Brent, both Little owl and Tawny owl calling, male Siskin on the garden feeders late afternoon.

Marine Parade, Paignton ~ Great Crested Grebe, Red Necked Grebe, 3 Common Scoter, single Mute swan, very distant feeding Gannets and a single Dolphin. Along the sea wall the usual gathering of Turnstone.

Goodrington ~ Great Crested Grebe, Black Necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver and well out to sea a large flock of feeding Gannet sharing whatever they were feeding on with several Dolphin.

Broadsands ~ Male Cirl Bunting singing from top of a bush directly opposite the main car park entrance, Great Northern Diver 2, Great Crested Grebe, several Fulmar, Shag, numerous Cormorants all around the bay and one Seal.

An afternoon visit to Shipley Bridge / Avon dam, almost a non starter for birding, Carrion Crows, Magpie, two Buzzard a few Robins and very little else, on leaving 40 plus Starling near yannad farm and two Mistle Thrush at Gingerford Cross.

Posted January 25th, 2019 at 4:39 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News