Monday, 26 August 2013

A Couple of Hours at Strumble


We left at 8.30am to get to Strumble Head in the hope of enjoying some seabirds. By the time I was in position Richard Stonier gave me the list for the day so far and I seemed to have missed all the action.  There were plenty of Gannets, Fulmars, Manx Shearwaters and Kittiwakes offshore.  We also noted a few Common Scoters and a first winter Mediterranean Gull.  Three Porpoises put on a bit of a display before a superb pale phase Arctic Skua came by harassing the gulls followed a little later on by a juvenile Pomarine Skua. Then the fog rolled in making visibility nil so we abandoned  sea watching for the day.

Manx Shearwater

We moved on to st.David's Head hoping for a glimpse of a Rose-coloured Starling but that had been seen early in the morning but not again. Still some wonderful sea air and we picked up splendid dressed crab for our tea glad to have enjoyed a good day out.

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