English Channel off S Devon

Sightings from angling boat Dartangler 33nm SSE of Start Point, yesterday (28th April). 3 European Storm-petrels, 20 'commic' Terns (one flock heading up channel), around 15 Great Skuas heading up channel and stopping off to chase gulls attending the boat, which were mostly Lesser Black-backed (60) with a few Great Black-backs (8), Herring (6) and Kittiwakes (4). Around 40 Fulmars included one smart dark phase, also 10+ Gannets one of which gave very close views! One bull Grey Seal was also out in the middle of the channel!

Fulmar (dark phase)Fulmar (dark phase)Fulmar (light phase)Great SkuaGannetKittiwake

Posted April 29th, 2014 at 10:57 am by Mark Darlaston in Bird News