Saturday 10 September 2011

More Seabird Excitement

Saturday 10th September
Spent a lot of time staring at the sea again today!
08.00 - 08.45 and 10.00 - 11.00 and 17.30 - 19.15hrs

This morning the visibility was not so great but there were still at least 10+ Balearic Shearwaters visible moving W, up to 5 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua and a prob Pom Skua. Also a continual stream of 20+ Commic Tern and 20+ Sandwich Tern
with the odd Arctic Tern. Doug and Ray gripped me off with a juv Long-tailed Skua whilst I was having breakfast!

Another look this evening was pretty intense with at least 70+ Balearic Shearwater, including some great close views of birds with Manx Shearwaters and a very large movement of Kittiwake again heading W with large groups sat on the sea . There were at least 300+ birds sitting on the water last thing this evening, but alas no Sabine's Gull. Also 1 Arctic Skua, and a brief Grey Phalarope heading W.

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