Thursday, 11 November 2010

Cormorants and Shags

Report. R.Lane. 11th November 2010

" Made a quick visit to Porthpean late (3.30pm) in the afternoon. No rarities to report, although Porthpean was much more sheltered than expected, thanks to the western cliffs. It was coming up to roosting time and the suite of birds was very different to that of calm sunny mornings.
Other than gulls, the predominant birds seemed to be Cormorants and Shags, on the water and flying to roost on cliffs(c.30 Shags and c.10 cormorants. Far out Gannets, were battling across the Bay. Most impressive were some 1,000 Gulls flying in to roost in shelter. (Still no Fulmars!)
I did manage to find 1 x GNDiver and 6+, Comm.Scoter amidst the waves. Otherwise it was gulls everywhere, still flying in as I lest in the dusk, at 4pm!."

Thanks for the report Roger

Only gulls but no buoys !

1 comment:

  1. Yes, some 200+ buoys, must find out what they are. Yesterday a boat was attending them. Crab keep-pots?


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