Saturday 15 July 2023

Saturday 15th July

Seawatching first thing was rewarding with Arctic Skua almost constantly on show for several hours, a minimum of 12 birds were in the bay, along with a probable Long-tailed Skua, that remained just too distant from both the Warren and Exmouth.

Also offshore 15 Sandwich Tern and single Arctic and Common Tern, five Mediterranean Gull, three Common Scoter, the Eider and a flock of 36 Dunlin and a Grey Plover south. Elsewhere 62 Dunlin in the estuary and five Turnstone and five Sanderling on the beach.

Other Wildlife: At least 12 Common Dolphin and a Grey Seal were offshore, with brighter weather in the afternoon bringing nine butterfly and four dragonfly species to the wing, including Red Admiral, Common Darter and Small Red-eyed Damselfly.

Also recorded Dark Bush Cricket, with several Six-spot Burnet and Silver Y in the grasslands.

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