Saturday, 28 September 2019

Today the wind blew at around 35mph from the south west. The ideal weather for seawatching seems to be with wind from the west but normally with some north in it but today was an exception.

Seawatching was the main focus all day with some amazing counts noted. First of all some of more more interesting and obscure species included our first Long-tailed Skuas of the year with three juveniles seen in all, a single distant juvenile Sabines Gull was picked out between the Kittiwakes, a single Leach's Petrel headed south too as well as our first Ruff of the year.

In addition to these there were some pretty spectacular counts and variety of species, the list comprises of 226 Manx Shearwaters, 1002 Gannets, 31 Common Scoter, 31 Golden Plover, a single Pomarine Skua, 24 Arctic Skuas, 24 Great Skuas, 1006 Kittiwakes, 37 Sandwich Terns and a massive 2760 Razorbills. Not a bad days seawatching and i am sure there will be more days like this to come.

Arctic Skua                                                 Lewis Hooper

Great Skua (Bonxie)                               Lewis Hooper

No comments:

Post a comment