Prawle Point Seawatch Sunday 15th August

Sightings Sunday seawatch from 7.15am to 2.15pm in WSW force 2 going 4+ winds.(Forecast had been for south-west winds!) MIst at times on horizon.

1 Storm Petrel (my first for a few years here); 18 Balearic Shearwaters; 73 Manxies; 18 Kittiwakes; 7 Med. Gulls (4 juveniles) ;10 Fulmars; 900+ Gannets west; 55+ east. 103+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls west; 1 Black headed Gull east and 1 west; 1 Whimbrel and 1 Turnstone west. 5 Sandwich Terns west. 1 Grey Heron. And unusually 1 Great Northern Diver east (moulting from summer plumage).

Also a pod of 8+ Common Dolphins. At 2.15pm Pat spotted a probable Minke Whale close east.

Earlier Pat had seen 11 Balearic Shearwaters (so totals until 2.15pm of 29) , a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull and heard a probable Wood Sandpiper.

Posted August 17th at 12:12 pm by Tony Marches in Bird News