Tuesday, 27 September 2011

English Channel up to 30nm SE of Start Point

Yesterday 26/09/11 seen from boat while fishing: Sooty Shearwater, 5 Black Terns, 15+ Great Skuas, 10 Common Terns, 'Blue' (dark) Fulmar in with 100+ light phase, 6 European Storm-petrels and........another juv Sabine's Gull. While heading back in 2 Balearic Shearwaters 5nm SE of Dartmouth.

Above, two different Black Terns

juv Common Tern ( quite a dark bird!)

Common Tern (immature 1s?) Juv Gannet (up close quite striking plumage)

AHHH not another Sabine's Gull photo, but nice in their real element!!