Finishing last year on 272 species for the UK, I thought this year, I would have a go at reaching the magical 300 mark. This being the first adventure out further away than my local patch of Amwell NR in 2014.
Brixham is a 4 hr journey from my home town. I set off at 4:30am and of course the roads were a dream to be on at that time and that includes the usually chocker M25. Arriving at 8:30 the view of the harbour was stunning on a rare sunny day of late, the houses looking like a Mediterranean town clustered on the cliffs.
I called a good friend of mine Mr Bill Last who was dropping in to see the WHITE-BILLED DIVER on his way to Cornwall. He was already on site and to hear "I'm looking at it now" were just the words I was longing to hear. First bird seen was this confiding Rock Pipit on the walk down to the end of the breakwater.