Sunday, 11 September 2011

Hopes Nose

16:15 - 19:20

South - 23+ Arctic Skua, 8 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Skua sp, 144 Manx Shearwater, 22 Balearic Shearwater, 45+ 'commic' tern, 20+ kit, c50 Gannet, 9 Guillimot & 2 auk sp.

North - 153 Manx Shearwater & 46 Balearic Shearwater

There was a mass of birds on arrival and almost all the southerly passage was in the first 45mins and was middle distance. The northerly passage was all close. It does feel as though I may have been counting the south bound Shearwaters coming back north??