Sunday, 2 March 2014

Divers off Teignmouth

Seawatching from Teignmouth this morning between 07:50 and 09:10 was quite productive for divers, with five Great Northern Divers on the water and at least four Red-throated Divers heading south. One of the GNDs was consuming a crab right in front of the yacht club and gave great views. Also noted were a Great Crested Grebe, 4 Razorbills, 2 Guillemots, 10+ auk sp. and 25 Common Scoters in flocks of 9 and 16. A brief look up the estuary from Polly Steps revealed 14 Red-breasted Mergansers.

Yesterday morning at Decoy Country Park two vocal Lesser Black-backed Gulls were presumed recently arrived migrants. Tufted Duck numbers on the lake had dwindled to just 16, but the male Scaup and male Gadwall extend their stay into a fifth calendar month.

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