Sunday, 21 August 2016

Scilly Pelagic no 10 - Sunday Shearwaters

The penultimate session for me - an 8.00am start with a shower to welcome us!

A half empty boat!! What's going on! We steamed 5 miles south, before drifting and chumming.....

The winds had dropped significantly but there was a decent swell and we were into quality birds - here's yet another Cory's Shearwater!

Not always easy to get the upperwing shot!

Great Shearwater yet again.....

And this time, close to the boat!

Make that VERY close :-)

Wayne will not be best pleased to know we had yet another 1st Summer Long-tailed Skua!

Just flew alongside the boat, had a look and then carried straight on!

There's always a good Gull presence on the run in and we were joined by this adult Yellow-legged Gull for much of it!

I've saved the Storm Petrels for a separate post - they showed well today!

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