Froward Point

Seawatch 13:00-16:30. No Long-tailed Skuas (or I failed to identify them!). Juvenile Sabines Gull in with raft of Manx Shearwater off the Mew Stone, flying around and landing from 13:00 (immediately on arrival) to about 13:10 when a squall impaired visibility/it disappeared. In comparison with BH, a modest count of commoner skuas was expected but 3 Sooty Shearwaters wasn't a bad count for FP (only 2 Balearics though). A large feeding frenzy of several hundred shearwaters north west of Eastern Black Rock (SX915500) had grown since Saturday and may be worth looking through.

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 6:57 pm in Bird News