Sunday, 16 August 2009

Pendeen seawatch was Great today

A light westerly breeze was enough today to attract about ten birders to Pendeen Watch. The photo below was taken today by Keith Hargreaves and includes from left to right: Brett Richards and Mrs Richards, (?), John Foster, Ray Archer, Steve Rogers, Irene Archer, Royston Wilkins, (?), Linton Proctor and Brian Mellow.

Arguably the best seawatching in Cornwall for the last week or so, a decent haul of shearwaters including two Great Shears' was enough to put a smile on our faces. Albeit distant, the distinctive jizz, black cap and white underparts could be seen. A difficult and distant adult Sabine's Gull was the first for the year whilst a large raft of feeding Manx Shearwaters and Gannets offshore was quite a sight.

(Note: above Great Shearwater was taken by myself on last year's Scillonian Pelagic).

Additional totals are as follows:

9 Balearic Shearwater
1000+ Manx Shearwater
5 Sooty Shearwater
3 Cory's Shearwater
2 Great Shearwater
1 ad Sabine's Gull
4 Arctic Skua
6 Great Skua
1 Storm Petrel
9 Whimbrel
1 Peregrine

1 comment:

  1. Hi Steve thats fine help yourself if I knew you where there I would have come over.
    All the best Keith.