Berry Head

06:15 - 17:15 (all obs). TBr, MD, IL, ML, SL, DN, KRy, RSt et al in attendance (at times). F5 SSW, prolonged rain, drier spells. 

12 (confirmed + probable) Long-tailed Skua,  6 Pomarine Skua, 65 Bonxie, 134 Arctic Skua, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 53 Balearic Shearwater, 2500+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Stormie, juv Little Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black Tern, 10 Arctic Tern, 246 Common Tern, 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin, 1 Swift, 12 Scoter, 2 Mallard.  n/c, but good passage of Gannets, Fulmars & Kitts.

A few Porpoise.

<10 mins glance off Dawlish c.19;00 revealed Bonxie & a 5 Arctic Skua in the murk.

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 7:26 pm by Ivan Lakin in Bird News