Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Start Point

Seawatch 08:00-13:00: 32 Balearic Shearwaters, Sooty Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Pomarine Skuas, 16 Bonxies, 16 Arctic Skua, 4 Sandwich Terns, 2 Arctic Terns, 4 Common Terns, 10 'commic' Terns, 5 European Storm-petrels, 66 Razorbills, 20 Guillemots, 200+ Gannets, 85 Kittiwakes.


This cracking photo of a second-summer(?) Pomarine Skua was taken by a Dave Marles while fishing 20 mile off Start on 15/09. Now why don't they come that close when I'm onboard? I'll find out tomorrow!