Wednesday 21 October 2009

Thursday 20th October
Suffering from Post Pterodroma Shock today after yesterday's seawatch. Still all seems a little surreal but yesterday morning my legs went from beneath me and I physically shook as I watched a Pterodroma whizz past the seafront. In total shock, and within seconds of seeing it, I rang Kev at Dawlish and literally shouted I've just had a "Fea's Petrel type thing" (note I could hardly speak!) heading west towards you!" It still seems strange writing those words now and the event was quite a blur as the distinct jizz, flight and plumage hit me! Rather frustratingly despite also alerting watchers at Berry Head, it was not picked up again. Maybe the next few days of blustery winds will mean it gets picked up somewhere - I hope so.


  1. Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesus!

  2. May I too add a bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedin' ell!

  3. Totally gripping! If it did actually fly past Seaton within viewing range before it got to you at Budleigh, three of us managed to miss it handsomely. I've no idea what we were up to. Yours, Mr. Green