Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Scilly Pelagic no 6 - evening Shearwaters galore

Another evening session with a shark fishing trip, outnumbered by fishermen once more but this was an exceptional evening nevertheless!

We headed south with the wind still 15mph westerly and whilst we only saw 3 Cory's Shearwater, the first was an obliging bird on the water!

With flight being a safe bet as we neared it!

There were 15 Great Shearwaters seen both in flight and on the water...

And then 2 Wilson's Petrel maintained the BIG 3 run, the first a really neat individual.

Support came from 20 Sooty Shearwaters...

c500 Manx Shearwaters...

And a single Arctic Skua (dark morph)!

Amazing just how good the birding can be despite the fact it wasn't a full on birders pelagic!

Richard Stonier's track for the eve...

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