English Channel - Bay of Biscay. Sunday 2 Sept 2012

Have just returned from a great holiday in Northern Spain and The Pyrenees... but I guess this is not the place to tell the story.  The only bird (Storm-petrel) that might have a claim to Devon was found on the deck of the Santander Ferry in the early hours of the day after we sailed from Plymouth and had hitched a lift overnight from somewhere in the Channel.  It seemed only to be resting and made no attempt to leave so it was eventually cast overboard and was last seen skimming the waves in the southern section of the Bay of Biscay. Having not seen one as close before, its tiny size and frailty was what impressed me. 

Plenty of Shearwaters present towards Spain... the  most numerous being being Great Shearwater. And I won't mention Whales!

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 5:28 pm by Jonathan Ruscoe in General Birding