Sunday, 16 August 2015

Scilly Pelagic no 8 - Balearic Shearwater

Despite the sense of anticlimax following the Fea's, the day wasn't done yet! We had another Wilson's Petrel (which appeared and rapidly disappeared!) plus approx 40 Stormies and a surprise Black Tern.  From an image point of view a very obliging Balearic Shearwater spent quite a long time in the wash behind the boat. Despite the light still being a bit gloomy, my best opportunity yet for this species!

Occasionally just sitting on the water.


But usually skimming the water, zipping up and over the wake.....




The fly by....




And upperwing view.




And occasionally diving head first in search or titbits!


Never a dull moment today!

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