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Monday, 15 August 2011

Great Shearwater 14miles WSW off Worm's Head

Two shots of the Great Shearwater taken from the Swansea-Cork Ferry on 7th August, c14 miles WSW of Worm's Head, Gower [VC41]. Both photos by Peter Howlett.


Barry Stewart said...

If the line of the ferry shown on Google Maps is correct then this bird was definitely closer to Pembs than Glamorgan. Great record nonetheless.

Peter Howlett said...

You're right Barry, it is closer to Pembs. I just did a quick look on Google Earth when I got back home last week and Worms Head was my preferred reference point. The bird was seen at 15:32 and the closest bit of land is Caldy Island 9 miles to the north.

Mark Hipkin said...

Great stuff Peter! It's great to see the photos of a Great Shearwater close to home. It's got me dreaming one day off Port Eynon! One day....

Meehan said...

Superb bird & record! Nice one