Monday, 1 October 2018

St Mary's - Mini pelagic

Joe had planned an morning pelagic off St Mary's and with hopes of more Great Shearwater activity we headed south then west.

Here's the crew shot...



This 'poor mans' Sabs Gull (1w Kittiwake) occasionally had a look early on but didn't take to bread!







A Puffin!




The Great Shears didn't disappoint with 100+ on show, either in large rafts of dispersing in ones and twos...






Keeping company with 20+ Sooty Shearwater...




Classic take off moment!






 Just the one Balearic Shearwater (but one is all you need!)







Almost as uncommon of late - Manx Shearwater!!


And always tricky - a 2w Yellow-legged Gull on the rocks as we sailed in...



Soon to join the ruck for bread!




Amazing birds for the time of year with a support cast of  Grey Phalarope (1) Bonxie (2) etc...

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