Start Point

Seawatch 15:00-17:30. Off Start Pt an ongoing shearwater feeding frenzy involved at least 40 Balearics in with c200 Manx, with birds arriving and moving on all the time (some doubling back) making a true count impossible. Also 2+ juv Yellow-legged Gulls and a juv Mediterranean Gull.

The Balearic Shearwaters seem to have crossed the channel in increasing numbers following the favourable winds of the last few days. Given Prawle's numbers in the morning and the large gap between observations a 3 figure total could have passed today!

Posted July 29th, 2013 at 8:12 pm by Mark Darlaston in Bird News