Sunday, 1 December 2013

Sunday 1st December

Counts offshore from Langstone Rock in flat calm conditions included 223 Common and two Velvet Scoter, 56 Red-breasted Merganser, 34 Great-crested Grebe, 11 Red-throated and two Great Northern Diver. Counts were not possible from the estuary over the high tide due to disturbance, but five Lapwing, a Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe were present. Elsewhere the Long-tailed Duck was off Warren Point at low tide and then close in off the seawall late afternoon, the Bonaparte's Gull was off the beach during the day, and then off Dawlish with three adult Mediterranean Gull late afternoon and three Shoveler and c300 roosting Starling were at the Main Pond.

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