Saturday, 16 April 2011

4-12 nm off Start Point

From a fishing boat off Start Point today we saw: 5 Puffins, numerous auks (mostly Guillemots), 4 Common Terns, 20+ Manx Shearwaters, 6 Bonxies and a diver sp. Most of this was approx. 4 nautical miles off Start (wthin sight of land). Attending the boat were the usual Gannets and Fulmars, while the most numerous gulls were Lesser black-backed with 50 or more (presumed migrants including some darker types).