I went out on an eight hour pelagic from Trevose Head to St Agnes Head on Wednesday. Ten university graduates completing a Marine Studies degree were monitoring seabird populations and invited me along. Sue Sayer from the Cornwall Seal Group was also monitoring Atlantic Grey Seals. Its also a rare view to see the Cornish coastline from a mile out so readily accepted the offer. The highlights were a couple Peregrines, several Guillemots and Razorbills, Sandwich Tern, scores of Oystercatchers on territory, 60 Kittiwakes, a Common Scoter and several seals, mostly females. Perhaps its a bit early but next month numbers should increase greatly. Below are some shots of the day.
|Female Atlantic Grey "perescoping"|
|"Medallion Man" just returned to Newquay harbour|
|The different shade is actually a moult of older skin.|
|An unusual view looking back towards Trevose Head|