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Seawatch 07:30-13:30. Very similar species to Berry Head give or take a couple. 2 Sooty Shearwaters (09:53&10:58, did not get a time off the Berry Head boys for the first one, but the second took 38 minutes - that's an av. speed of 22mph), 8 Balearic Shearwaters, 1421 Manx Shearwaters, 4 Bonxies, 1 Arctic Skua, 5 Common Scoter, 1 Puffin, 2 Guillemots, 175 Common Terns (most early), 2 Arctic Terns, 4 Whimbrel and Ocean Sunfish.

This mornings conditions looked spot on for a large shearwater, with wind SSW force 6 and rain and reduced vis, yet none. While yesterday pm at Berry Hd the wind was light and vis good and we get a close one - who can ever predict seawatching!

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 5:15 pm by Mark Darlaston in General Birding