Thursday, 7 June 2012

Berry Head

Sooty Shearwater
The day's final totals: 05:15-18:00: 2 Pomarine Skuas, 4 Arctic Skuas, 4 Bonxies, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 3 Balearic Shearwaters, 2360 Manx Shearwaters, 6  Storm Petrels, 51 Puffins, Great Northern Diver,  12 Common Terns, 7 Sandwich Terns. 3 Harbour Porpoise, Grey Seal, Ocean Sunfish.

I missed Mike's Macaronesian Shearwater (see below) by 7 minutes!!! But could not have been found by a more deserving seawatcher - well done. This one's been along time coming as a Berry Head (or Devon) seawatched bird.

We hoped it might come back around for a second showing given the strong winds and rain, but alas it was not to be.