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Seawatch 12:00-14:30 before brief violent storm (wind switching through SE 40mph to N 70 mph briefly) came through when watching impossible for a while! Left 15:30 as wind N and sunny but still many birds tracking N into the wind into Lyme Bay, normal passage direction is S.

2 Sooty Shearwaters (12:15 & 13:34), 3 Balearic Shearwaters (only! This is the time of peak in a normal year, but we seem to have had that in early July!), 829 Manx Shearwaters (many very close, including unidentified bird that got pulse racing), Bonxie, 6 Arctic Terns, 12 Common Terns, 20+ 'commic' Terns, 4 Sandwich Terns, 5 European Storm-petrels, 90+ Kittiwakes (good no's of juvs), also good passage of Gannets and Fulmars.

Posted August 27th, 2020 at 6:11 pm by Mark Darlaston in Bird News