Onwards to Broad Sands and Torbay produced 12 Cirl Buntings giving excellent views near the Beach Huts/Car Park, several Reed Buntings, Chaffinch and Greenfinch in the hedgerows.
Seawatch off the headland produced 5 Velvet Scoter, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 150+ Great Crested Grebe.
Quick look off Man Sands produced the 1st year male Surf Scoter with the large Common Scoter flock. Little else of note apart from 2 Kittiwake and 1 Fulmar offshore.
On route back to Dorset we stopped off near Stover Country Park where we located several Waxwings in a housing estate near British Ceramic Tile Factory. The flock flew to the A38 and joined more Waxwings feeding on Rosehips on the Central Reservation of the Dual Carriageway. We watched 15 Waxwing giving great views for an hour before calling into Stover Park where we had Crossbill and 2 Marsh Tit.
Superb birds, superb locations and bonus of 15 Waxwings to finish off a fantastic day trip through Devon.
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