Berry Hd

A very soggy seawatch 0615-1145hrs, of interest: 2 juv  Long-tailed Skuas sat on sea fairly close in for some time, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 54 Balearic Shearwaters, 300+ Manx (much milling around in feeding flocks!), 30 Arctic Skua, 12+ Great Skuas, 8 Common Scoter, 1 Arctic Tern, 23 Common Tern, 1 Common Gull, 5 Harbour Porpoise.

Update as at 1230hrs

Another Long-tailed Skua south at approximatley 1215hrs. Presumed 3rd bird although plumage was similar to paler bird in Mikes pic. Mobbed by Arctic Skua (showing difference in size). Also another Sooty Shearwater with more Arctic Skuas/Shearwaters moving through after the front passed through. Im sure those left on site will post full update later. JDPM

Sooty Shearwater.

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 2:07 pm by Mike Langman in Bird News