This is the first 2cy Lesser Black-backed Gull that I've seen in ages. Adult birds have been trickling through Exmouth in reasonable numbers for quite some time now.
Virtually nothing to report this weekend but not much time spent out and about. A brief sea-watch from the raised beach huts produced just 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Divers and a Fulmar. At least 5 Purple Sandpipers were on Maer Rocks and good numbers of Herring Gulls were scattered along the beach between the lifeboat station and Sandy Bay.
Exmouth Beach late afternoon. Gale force wind and strangely devoid of people.