East bank off Froward Point

The banks either side of Dartmouth (East and West Banks) are often a hot spot for feeding seabirds. Today I followed up reports by local fishermen that a good concentration of Balearic Shearwaters were feeding over the East Bank, ESE of Froward Point. From the boat we saw at least 35 Balearic and one Manx, though there were far more (3-4x this) earlier in the week. State of tide is critical for this feeding activity. From sightings over the last 3 years this is looking like a Balearic hotspot.

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 3:08 pm by Mark Darlaston in Bird News