Saturday 7 January 2023

Saturday 7th January

A Leach's Petrel was the highlight of two hours seawatching from first light, the first January record for the Warren, almost as rare this time of year a single Storm Petrel also flew south, along with 220 Gannet, 202 Kittiwake, seven Fulmar, the first three Common Scoter of the year, three Great Northern and a Red-throated Diver.

The rest of the site was largely blown out but records from the estuary included 92 Teal, 42 Shag, sheltering from the weather, 24 Cattle Egret, 10 Wigeon, nine Red-breasted Merganser, three Avocet, two Spoonbill, and around the Wreck a pair of Goldeneye and the female Scaup that has been off Exmouth since late December.

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