Thursday, 19 November 2009

Roger has an Interesting Day.

"Just to let you know what's about, my list for an hour at Portmellon (seen passing Chapel Point):
NOT St.Austell Bay ! In Portmellon Bay, sheltering were: c.20 Shags; c.10 Cormorants; 6+, GNDivers; c.20 Razorbills c.10 Guillemots.
Flying SW across Mev.Bay and on round Chapel Point into gale force SWesterly were:- c.30Shags; c.20 Cormorants; 50+,Gannets/hour; 100+, Auks sp/hour; 200+, Kittewakes/hour; 12+,Fulmars/hour (just returned from their molt on Grand Banks); 2+ (poss. 6+) LITTLE GULLS; 3 x SKUAS ( all apparently POMARINE ) and 1 x RED T.DIVER also flew SW.(11.30 to 12.30)
Stopped for 5mins at Pentewan on way back, and from road (with 'scope) saw: 6+, Gannets; 10+ Kittewakes and 1 x POMARINE SKUA ( my 4th today!) "

"So I called in Porthpean on my way back (2pm?), but being sheltered it was nothing like Chapel Point, best I could do were the following:

4 x GNDivers; 2 x Slav.Grebes; 15+, Comm.Scoter; 6+, Gannets and 10+, KITTEWAKES. "

Thanks Roger for that excellent report. Slightly out of the Baywatch jurisdiction but close enough for a mention.

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