Saturday, 7 May 2011

Berry Head.

Sea watching between 08.15 and 13.00 hrs.
Fairly slow but a steady trickle kept me interested. All birds south.
One hundred and thirty five Manx Shearwaters were counted throughout the morning plus three Balearic Shearwaters.
A Puffin came through at 10.45 with a flock of Guillemots and settled briefly on the water.
Two Bonxies were seen plus a single adult Pomarine Skua, and a flock of thirty Common Scoter.
Plenty of Guillemots were here which I took to be local birds, but between 11.00 & 11.30 two hundred and thirty nine were counted in large flocks going south. I guess these were birds on passage???
Two Razorbills and singles of Whimbrel and Sandwhich Tern plus a scattering of Kittiwakes completed the count.

P.S. I was joined by Jacob Wood at around midday; it was his picking up on a single Manx that led to the finding of the Pom.
Nicely done Jacob....