Monday, 18 April 2016

Routine westerly seawatch

Heysham Obs
Arrived a bit late today - surprised to see no other seawatchers given the good conditions.  Highlight was two Fulmar (really hard to connect with these days) passing an inbound Arctic Skua and the mainstay, as usual in these conditions, being Gannet.  Note no sign of yesterdays seawatch fare in very different conditions

Sea 0750-0940
Gannet - 80 out (max flock 21)
Fulmar - 2+1+1 out
Kittiwake - 25+13 in, 7 out
Arctic Skua - dm in 0816
Sandwich Tern - one in
Swallow - 11 in

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