Monday, July 16, 2007

Another Manic Monday

Pissing down this morning with a bit of a north-easterly breeze, I reckoned it was probably worth another seawatch to look out for pathetic drenched albatross corpses floating around in the surf. 05:45-06:50, an heroic effort and I didn't feel that (exactly) 200 Northern Gannets going north, albeit very close in mostly, really repaid that effort. However, the single Sooty Shearwater that bombed north at 6:15 was a bit more like it - first of the year... and first of many I hope.

Sooty's off the starboard bow, as the might say in notBB.
Also 9 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Great Skuas, 11 Arctic Terns north, the 'flight of the Puffins' with 300+ north, 4 Common Scoters north and then 3 Velvet Scoters south. O-kay, what-ev-errrrr... as long as my patch year list keeps ticking over.

Actually got the feeling that today would have repaid a longer seawatch, but work beckoned :-(

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