Tuesday, 16 November 2010

English Channel 30nm SSE of Start Point

Yesterday 15/11/10. Out in a boat 30 nm SSE off Start Pt -very cold but still quality birds out there. Highlights around boat: Pomarine Skua juv/1w, 15-20 Bonxies, 5 Little Gulls (4 ad & a 1w), Mediterranean Gull ( ad - first one I've seen this far out). Otherwise plenty of large gulls, Kittiwakes and a few Gannets and Fulmars and a diver sp. flying past.
Photos top to bottom, left to right: Ad Little Gull, Ad and 1w Kitts, juv/1w and imm Bonxie (another dark bird!!), ad Med Gull, juv/1w Pom Skua (interesting how long the central tail projections appear - even juv long-tail like!), same 1w Pom with a Bonxie and a few more shots of it!