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Sunday, October 27, 2013

27th October

Just a couple of things to report from a very blustery and showery Lands End Peninsular. The valleys that I visited first thing were really hard to bird due to the wind. I did flush a Woodcock from 60ft cover in Prothgwara. After that it was coastal birds and a sea watch over and after lunch.

Yelkouan Shearwater: A bird that didn’t show the characteristics that I am used to seeing on Manx or Balearic Shearwater flew past Pendeen Lighthouse at 12.20ish.

Balearic Shearwater: 6 singles flew past the lighthouse.

Sooty Shearwater: 8 flew past.

Great Skua: 7 flew through.

Pomarine Skua: 1 adult.

Long-tailed Skua: 2 birds seemed to really enjoy shearing in the deep troughs.

Puffin: 10 seen.

Razorbill and Guillemot: 100’s passed through in small parties.

Kittiwake: a small number passed through, I was expecting more.

Gannet: 10 of 000’s must have passed through today. They were on the move from dawn to dusk. 



My only passerine photo of the day, it was so hard to hold the camera steady.


Turbulent seas in the Pendeen area.






I normally sit on this step and take photos of the Sennen Cove Purple Sandpiper flock. I gave it a miss today, as did the sandpipers who were constantly being bombarded the waves.


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