Sunday, 12 June 2011

Berry Hd

05.30hrs-11.00hrs: 1394 Manx Shearwaters, 371 Gannets, 127 Kittiwakes, 9 Balearic Shearwaters, 12 Storm Petrels, 11 Puffin, 6 Bonxie, 1 Arctic Skua (ad pale), 22 Common Scoter.

At one point just before I left I found a group of birds sat on the sea, in the same field of view in the Telescope where: 1 Bonxie, 3 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Puffin, about 15 Manxies and a fly-by Storm Petrel! Perhaps I should have stayed longer.....

Return trip as weather front cleared and rain stopped: 17.45-1915hrs: 126 Manx Shearwaters, 80+ Gannets, 51 Kittiwake, Balearic (one of each colour phase!), 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Pomarine Skua (pale phase), 1 Arctic Skua (ad Pale), 3 Puffin, 4 Common Scoter.