Thursday, 7 June 2012

Berry Hd

Little Shearwater - presumed Barolo's moved south at 0545hrs with Manxies and fed for a short time before moving off slowly south again with the Manx Shearwaters. Despite looking really hard for the whitish/silvery greater covert patch there was no sign of it, that part of the wing was uniformly black with rest of wing, notes here:
 

Sadly no one present at the time to share the sighting with.

Other birds from 0515 -10.30: 1140 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Baleric Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrels,  2 Pomarine Skuas  including close 3rd cal year bird, 3 Arctic Skuas, 1 Bonxie and 29 Puffins. Also 1 Ocean Sunfish and at least 2 Harbour Porpoises.

Update: Fascinating link from Chris Townend: http://peteralfreybirdingnotebook.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/barolos-marconesian-shearwater.html