Torbay boat trip 9-11am

Trip round the bay from Paignton to Brixham and back in the worst of the weather, horrible rain and strong winds. 38 common scoter off Preston sands to start with. 5 great northern divers, 5 great crested grebes. 2-3 black necked grebes at Broadsands. An adult red necked grebe at 7 quarries was a different bird from the 3 (all immatures) I have already photographed in Torbay so the 4th for Torbay this winter. Auks rather scarce this time but a nice raft of 4 razorbills at Goodrington. A great tit heard calling at 7 quarries was a boat trip tick! Next trip is next Sunday from Paignton harbour at 9am. Phone Nigel Smallbones on 07866 202576 to book.

38 common scoters in front of a very murky Ore Stone
38 common scoters in front of a very murky Ore Stone

Red necked grebe - note black bill with yellow base
Adult Red necked grebe - note black bill with neat yellow base

Black necked grebe
Black necked grebe

Posted January 26th, 2014 at 4:46 pm by Chris Proctor in Bird News