Saturday, 20 June 2009


I could watch Gannets all day as I think they are fantastic birds. I could have watched them all day today at Rossall Point if the wind hadn't veered from westerly to west-northwesterly and killed the passage. I had 24 past Rossall Point this morning and some were exceedingly close in. The plumage variation in Gannets is stonking and this morning I had anything from 1st summers through to adults, but I must admit most were sub-adults.

The only other seabird I had was a single Manx Shearwater, one of my other favourite birds. There were 48 Oystercatchers feeding as the tide ran in and I had my first returning waders in the form of 3 adult summer Dunlin. The usual Atlantic Grey Seal was bobbing just beyond the surf.

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