Monday 31 October 2022


 Mediterranean Gull - Imperial rugby ground.

A short sea-watch from 0715 - 0800 produced 2 Velvet Scoters (east), 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Common Scoters, 1 Shearwater sp (possibly Sooty but too distant and too brief), 120+ Gannets and 38 Kittiwakes.
Off Mudbank - 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, c20 Teal and a Ruff (looked to be the large male that's normally with the Black-tailed Godwit flock). Other counts included 75+ Mallard, 36+ Black-tailed Godwits, 7 Grey Plovers and 60+ Turnstones.


  1. Hi Matt. Must have been your Velvets that were also seen at Seaton, West Bay and West Bexington. I love that aspect of seawatching.

  2. Hi Gav - yep, presumably. Well done on getting photos! It's good when birds are tracked - just wish stuff would track past Exmouth before hitting Berry Head! All the best. Matt.