Friday, 4 May 2012

English Channel

Yesterday out on an angling boat approx 40nm SE of Start Point: 5 European Storm-petrels, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Bonxie, 50+ commic Terns moving up channel (of closer birds see all were Common Tern), still good numbers of Lesser black-backs and Fulmars. Migrant passerines crossing the channel included a trickle of Swallows, 2 Swifts and 35 Whimbel.

European Storm-petrel

European Storm-petrel

Common Tern