The estuary this morning was SERIOUSLY flooded, as these photos show....
The view from the farm gate
Another view from the farm gate, note Colyford Hide towards the left of the picture, and notice that it is surrounded by water!
A seawatch this morning commencing at 09:00 from Spot On Kiosk on Seaton Seafront gave a highlight I wasn't expecting! It didn't take long for a distant and rather elusive Grebe to show itself as our first Red-necked Grebe for a couple of years. It was hard to pick out, and even harder to stay on as it showed for no more than a second at a time! It eventually came closer though and became much easier to see as the sea calmed down, in the end we actually had good views of it. 'Jam of the Day' goes to Phil, who turned up to see it moments before it took off and flew west! Other birds I saw included my first Great Northern Diver of the autumn, five Balearic Shearwaters, three Arctic Skuas, several Kittiwakes and Common Scoters and one Common Tern past.