Saturday, 2 October 2010

English Channel - approx. 40 miles SSE of Start Point

Not really Devon but close. Good numbers of seabirds out in mid-channel.
Chumming from a fishing boat produced: Leach's Petrel (passing and not attracted to the chum), 40+ Storm Petrels, 6 Sabine's Gulls ( all ads), 2 Little Gulls (ad & juv), 30+ Great Skuas, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Balearic Shearwaters.
Photos from left to right, top to bottom: 4 adult Sabine's with Storm Petrels; adult Sabine's; feeding Great Skuas and gulls; Great Skua; Balearic Shearwater; Sooty Sheawater; adult and juv Little Gull. More photos here http://marinelife-charm3.blogspot.com/