Monday, 19 September 2011

Sharkham Point

A window of opportunity arose for a brief look at the sea off Sharkham between 1300-1400. Light WSW wind, moderate viz with drizzle at times. An interesting collection of birds were feeding of a few small fishing boats, 14 Balearic Shearwaters (six behind 1 boat), 1 European Storm petrel, 3 Arctic Skua with 1 pale phase bird harassing a flock of between 70-80 Kittiwakes that were day on the water. 1 Great Skua, 2 Skua sp., and a diver sp.(GND/BTD) All birds except the diver went north after feeding