A mid morning arrival at Brixham harbour looked a little bleak with hardly a Diver to be seen in the harbour, but it quickly picked up, a large number of Great Northern Divers were outside of the harbour towards Paignton and a larger number between the breakwater and Shoalstone along with large numbers of Shag (one Shag photographer near the Science Lab was remarkably pale/light in colour) as the tide changed some close up views of Great Northern Divers in the harbour with several close in near the Lifeboats mooring. Iceland Gull in its usual spot, a Red Necked Grebe popped up in the same spot and for the rest of the day seems to have been around the fish quay and in the inner harbour giving some very good views. Several Razorbill and Guillemots evident with sightings of two of the Black Guillemots one outside the harbour towards Paignton and the other between the breakwater and Shoalstone.

One Rock Pipit showed breifly and a count of 25 Turnstones on the roadside by the inner harbour

The White Billed Diver was elusive but reportedly was present earlier in the day, a Savonian Grebe was also reported by some birders in the harbour close to the breakwater.

Young male Kestrel seen at Churston Ferrers and a brief visit to Broadsands car park gave views of a small number of Cirl Buntings

Posted January 7th, 2014 at 4:38 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News