Prawle Point

Seawatch from 6am to 10.30am in south-west 4-5, gusting to 6, produced 38  Balearic Shearwaters  flying west : variable plumage with some good contenders for Sooty but alas no large shearwaters seen today. Also 755 Manxies (mainly) west with some settling  on the sea in feeding parties from 9.15am. Also 2 Puffins, 210 Gannets, 11 Sandwich Terns, 33 Kittiwakes , 1 Whimbrel and 1 Med Gull best of the rest. 2 Swifts over the point. Around bunkers there was a good range of butterflies including Marbled White, Dark Green Fratillary and Common Blues, plus plenty of 6 Spot Burnet moths.

Posted July 29th, 2013 at 8:01 pm in Bird News