Budleigh Salterton

As part of the joint RSPB Marinelife dedicated Balearic Shearwater count in the South West today a dedicated watch from Budleigh 06.30 - 13.00hrs produced 21 Balearic Shearwaters, 600+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua and 10 Common Scoter. All the shearwater activity was between 06.45 and 08.15hrs with all birds heading East except 5 of the Balearics which went West. Also two groups of Bottlenose Dolphins making 12+ minimum. Thanks in particular to Pebbles B&B for keeping us supplied with Coffee, Bacon Sandwiches and Cake! It will be interesting to see the other counts from across the region's other watchpoints. 

Posted August 18th, 2015 at 10:23 pm by Chris Townend in Bird News