Torbay boat trip

This morning's trip was notable for grebes with 5 black necked grebes, 3 great crested grebes and good views of the red-necked grebe at the mussel farm. Also 1 great northern diver, 16 common scoter, 17 purple sandpiper at Brixham Breakwater and the sanderling still with turnstones in Paignton harbour. Out in the bay there was a thin scattering of auks and kittiwakes but only 2 gannets seen, well down on last two trips. 1 grey seal was present at Brixham Breakwater.

Red-necked grebe
Red-necked grebe

Posted February 17th, 2013 at 3:57 pm by Chris Proctor in General Birding