The Black Redstart was sheltering from heavy rain under the cover of the Shelly Beach apartments late this afternoon.
Another weekend with little to report. A quick look off Maer Rocks with Nick this morning produced 90+ Common Scoter, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers and 3+ Red-throated Divers. The drake Scaup was off Mudbank yesterday and today. Also off there today - 2 Goldeneyes and a Lapwing north over.
I had a look for the Bonaparte's Gull off Shelly Beach this afternoon but no joy. The only birds of note were an adult Kittiwake on Bull Hill and the regular Little Grebe in the marina. The Black Redstart was on the apartments.
Late after work on Friday afternoon I finally clapped eyes on a Mediterranean Gull - an adult and my first in Exmouth this year believe it or not. I also had a high count of 9 Goldeneyes off Mudbank on Friday. The little flock included 3 males, 2 of which were displaying to the females. Fifty two Pintail off there on Friday too.