Welcome to Stuart Line Cruises’ March Newsletter For those of you who are new to this monthly sign-up, welcome! And for those who have been loyal readers for some time, welcome back to your favourite read of the month! Following what has probably been the most extraordinarily strange month for everyone across the globe, my

The last of the bird watching cruises went exceptionally well with plenty of birds on view for the visitors to see. The dependable Slavonian Grebe was on show off Starcross accompanied by Great Crested Grebe. 10+ Shag with 20+ Cormorant in breeding plumage with what looked like 2 Continental Cormorants in amongst them. Good numbers

Nice even light for my final cruise of the season. After a tip-off that there was a Spoonbill somewhere on the Exe (thanks Derek!), we had very distant views of it from the boat, feeding off Mudbank Lane, Exmouth. Other highlights included – near Turf – the overwintered male Ruff with large numbers of Black-tailed

Welcome to Stuart Line Cruises’ February Newsletter For those of you who are new to this monthly sign-up, welcome! And for those who have been loyal readers for some time, welcome back to your favourite read of the month!  This months edition will include a round-up of the following highlights from the fabulous month of February

Yet another great Cruise this afternoon with several highlights unfolding as we made our way up towards Topsham. Everyone was invited to find the Slavonian Grebe around the Cockwood area but the bird was found further towards Starcross where it was fishing with a pair of Red Breasted Mergansers a pair of Great Crested Grebe

Nice light (but a brisk wind) for the birdwatching cruise this afternoon. One of yesterday’s Grey Seals was still lying on a low vessel off Dawlish Warren, and was still there on our return. As usual, ‘Herbert’ the Slavonian Grebe was close to 3 Goldeneye (1 drake) and several Red-breasted Mergansers and Great Crested Grebes

Today’s Bird cruise was a good on with dry, a bit breezy with glimpses of the sun and good numbers of birds to see throughout from the marina to Topsham and back again. Also to please the visitors were two adult Grey Seals seen on the Mussel harvesting vessels and a juvenile Grey Seal on

A passing cold front brought strong wind and rain showers at first, but later this turned to some welcome sunshine. A Red-necked Grebe was diving with Red-breasted Mergansers near Exmouth and the resident Slavonian Grebe, the first of several Great Crested Grebes and three Goldeneye (one drake) were seen off Cockwood. Several Greenshanks were in

Well, what an exhilarating and enjoyable cruise we all had today thanks to Skipper Jake and the Crew Lauren and Craig. With some birds keeping their heads down sheltering for the strong wind there was a good diverse number of birds throughout the estuary to be seen by the visitors.  Still with us the Red-Necked

A sunny day on todays cruise always helps to show off the birds on the Exe Estuary. What a start to this cruise was great views of the Red Necked Grebe. There was great excitement as visitors new this was a special bird to see as they were told how rare this sighting was for

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