Berry Head today

Sea Watch from 06.30-09.15; 368 Manx Shearwater, 9 small wader sp. and 2 Pom Skua (08.03) south. 3 Juv Med Gull and 14 Common Scoter on the sea and 58 Sandwich Tern mainly south but a few lingering towards Shoalstone, 5 Guillemot and 2 Razorbills.  Also 3-5 Porpoise and a Grey Seal.

Later, around 14.30, a Balearic Shearwater following a small fishing boat not far offshore. This bird was interacting happily with the large gulls following the boat and was observed diving, from sitting on the surface, for upto 30 seconds at a time. I also noted a Balearic following a small fishing boat from Berry Head on the 22nd July. 

 

Posted August 2nd, 2015 at 7:54 pm in Bird News