Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Teignmouth seawatching

Seawatch from beside the NCI station on Tuesday 16:55 - 18:40: 1 dark-phase Arctic Skua, 78 Manx Shearwaters, 25+ Common Terns, 29 "commic" terns, 40+ Kittiwakes, 1 Whimbrel, 15+ auks all heading south. In addition at least 20 Sandwich Terns, 15 Gannets and 3-4 Fulmars moving up and down the coastline.

Update: An hour's watch late morning on Wednesday in calmer conditions produced two Great Northern Divers, a Red-throated Diver, 14 Common Scoters and another Whimbrel.

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