Out of Avon

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Bob Brewer, West Scotland, June to July 2019

Several sites had similar birds e.g. Handa Island, Lunga Island and Dunnet Head all had Puffins, Razorbill, Guillemot and Fulmar. 
If anyone is planning a trip I would be happy to provide details on the site locations, access etc. 
I use the guide "Where to Watch Birds in the UK" plus the RSPB guide and generally just talking to other folks when on the road.

Seabirds at Duncansby Head, Dunnet Head, Clo Mor, Whalegoe Steps, Handa island and Lunga Island


Arctic Tern

Arctic Tern

Fulmar

Gannet


Great Skua

Tern

Guillemot

Guillemot

Guillemot

Manx Shearwater

Puffin

Puffin

Puffin

Puffin

Puffin

Razorbill

Shag

Razorbill

Eagles and the Mammals on Mull

Otter

Otter

White-tailed Eagle

White-tailed Eagle

Bottle-nosed Dolphin


Other birds at: Forsinard Flows, Isle of Rhum and Loch of the Lowes


Red-breasted Merganser

Oystercatcher

Hooded Crow

Dipper

Curlew

Common Sandpiper

Robin, juvenile


Brewer, Stuart Line birding cruises along the Exe Estuary, February 2019

Avocet
Eider Duck
Brent Geese
Red-breasted Merganser
Curlew
Curlew
Avocet
Cormorant
Godwit, Sanderling and Turnstone
Redshank
Unidentified!

Bob Brewer, Dawlish Warren, 16th August 2017

 I took a look at the Dawlish Warren NNR near Exeter. Good for sea birds and waders plus a few heath birds. Free but you need to park in the large car-park under the railway bridge near Dawlish Warren station. Walk eastwards past the NNR Visitor Centre and the golf course and you come to a shore with a large bird hide on the left. Aim to be there an hour or so either side of high tide. (Check the Exmouth tide table). Lots of Sandwich and Common terns, Med Gulls, Snipe, Godwit, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Turnstone, Kestrel, Cirl Bunting etc



















Bob Brewer, Steart Marshes, 9th August 2017


Spent an interesting afternoon at Steart Marshes (nr Bridgewater) yesterday.
The main scrape is dry but from the Quantock Hide and the River Parrett there is a fair bit to see.
Oystercatcher, Avocets with chicks, Spoonbill by the river, at least 40 little egret, swallow, sandpiper and large flocks of Goldfinch around the car parks.

















Pete Blanchard, Slimbridge, August 22nd


Wood Sandpiper
Vera Carpenter, Skomer, July 2nd

Puffins
Razorbill & Guillemot
Raven & Chough
Juvenile Wheatear, Buzzard & Wren

Lee Gardiner, David Hughes, Slimbridge, April 22/23


The Black-winged Stilt at Slimbridge

David Hughes, 23rd
Lee Gardiner, 22nd



Lee Gardiner, 22nd

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