An extremely windy walk along Exmouth Beach, with the family plus dog this morning. The W/NW wind has knackered the possibility of any migrants in Exmouth at least. A quick dawn sea watch from Maer Rocks this morning produced 8 common scoter, 1 great northern diver, 4 red-breasted mergansers, 1 great crested grebe, several kittiwakes, gannets and a handful of auks. Yesterday a similarly timed watch produced 1 red-throated diver, 2 red-breasted mergansers and 1 great crested grebe, with 2 purple sandpipers and c10+ turnstones on Maer Rocks. In the estuary late afternoon there were c40+ common gull and 2 sandwich terns.
Brent Geese flying into the wind towards the Warren.
Maisie's 5 second beach art.
The view from Orcombe Point, looking towards Straight Point yesterday morning.