Thursday, 8 August 2019

Scillonian and Evening Pelagic

Difficult to find some photographic highlights from this gloomy start to the Scilly Pelagics trip! From the moored Scillonian, a Grey Mullet and the last time I photographed one of these was in the bill of a Caspian Tern!! Think he would have bitten off more than he could chew with this one...

Plenty of distant Manxies and a close Kittiwake from the crossing...

At least the Common Dolphins turned up not far from Penzance!

Then off to the evening Pelagic, coupled with fishing trip which drew a blank on the shark front! A 'first' here with Joe in waterproofs!!! Never seen that before... And it did rain... Not all of the evening but enough to keep the camera in the bag most of the time!

No large Shearwaters bur plenty of Manx Shearwaters in sizeable rafts up to 100+

No Wilson's but the chum drew a good number of Storm Petrels through...

And a straight in, straight out Sooty Shearwater!

When all else fails there's always the dependable Fulmar to turn too?

That's my first trip since 2016 without completing a 'Big 3' tally - not even one of the key species this evening! Hopefully the weekend storm will turn things around?

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