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Monday, October 28, 2013

28th October

Well the winds were not as strong as I was expecting. It was however a day of fairly frequent showers with sunny spells. It was still hard to find any decent passerines, so sea watching at Pendeen was my first port of call, followed by shopping in M&S and Next in Hayle. This gave me the chance to bird the nearby estuary. Nothing out of the ordinary apart from a strange plumaged duck (see photo).

Sea Watching at Pendeen for 1.5 hours.

Sooty Shearwater (2)

Balearic Shearwater (18)

Manx Shearwater (12)

Great Skua (26)

Pomarine Skua (1 adult)

Long-tailed Skua (2)

Arctic Tern (1juv) 

Plus 1000’s of Gannets, 100’s of Kittiwakes, Razorbills and Guillemots.

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Looking across Mounts Bay

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I wonder who his parents were or is it just an abnormal plumage?

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