Sunday, 16 August 2015

Scilly pelagic no 8 - Great Shearwater in the scrum

Great Shearwater have shown amazingly well on this year's pelagics and it's easy to become complacent with just how spoilt everyone on the boat has been! There were 8 or 9 seen today, it was in the Fea's aftermath that this one showed he could hold his own in the rough and tumble of the feeding frenzy with the gulls!

This scrum is not for the faint hearted!

But always giving it a go....

Stunning whilst gliding in to land!

Seen from all angles....

Then pattering over the water.....

Not averse to taking the big guys on!

And frequently just flying in long arcs around the boat!

That gorgeous upperwing, despite the poor light!

But all good things have to come to an end!

Just one more evening to go......

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