Exmouth Sea Front

Sea watch from the lifeboat station from 17:15 - 18:15 in what were, it has to be said, pretty challenging conditions! Following birds all heading east-ish.

2 Arctic Skua (1 l.p., 1 d.p.), 4+ Roseate Terns, 2 Arctic Terns, 15+ 'commic' terns, 12+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Swift in-bound

Supplemented by Gannets, Kittiwakes, Sandwich Terns and a lone Fulmar (first I've seen off here for a while).

I could also see distant Manxies heading - at blistering speed - back in a S-SW direction, so I suspect some circular movement was going on.

Phil

Posted May 14th, 2013 at 7:14 pm by Phil Bentley in General Birding