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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Balearic reports

Two reports of Balearic Shearwater yesterday from the area, via birdguides

1) One past Tutt Head, Mumbles at 15:00, landing on the sea.

2) One down channel, past Porthcawl, at 16:00 (GP).


TallTwitcher said...

The Porthcawl sighting on Bird Guides was taken from a Tweet I made at the time saying: "What looked like a Balearic Shearwater has just gone down channel at Porthcawl". The reason for the vagueness was that I was a little unsure at the time of Tweeting, but when compared to a Manxie seen a little later under the same lighting conditions, it was obvious that the first bird seen at 16:00 was definitely a Balearic. Graham Powell

Mark Hipkin said...

Thanks Graham, I've updated the post in light of your comments.