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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Sea watches this weekend

Storm Petrel from Port Talbot (15/6/13)
Some seawatching reports from the weekend have continued the rich run of form from the late spring passage, in the recording area. Perhaps we're still in the late spring passage period?

The highlight is obviously the Long-tailed Skua past Lavernock Point, but not far behind must be a group of 5 Pomarine Skuas past Tutt Head. Interestingly a flock of 5 Pomarine Skuas past Tutt Head last year also (1/7/12) [SM&PM]. Later that July Simon and Peter Murray found a Roseate Tern passing the same location, a most sought after bird in Glamorgan, so hopefully a chance of another Roseate or two in the next few weeks?

Lavernock Point (AM 16/6/13))
Long-tailed Skua (1) u/c (08:05)

Porthcawl (09:00-11.20 16/6/13)
Storm Petrel (4)
[AMe, MTh)

Tutt Head (16:20-18:45 15/6/13)
Storm Petrel (2)
Pomarine Skua (5 @ 18:08)
Arctic Skua (3) (2 pale @ 16:55) (1 dark @ 18:28)
[OGa] [MHu]

Porthcawl (AM 15/6/13)
Storm Petrel (3)

Port Talbot (06:30-13:30 15/6/13)
Storm Petrel 1 (lingering for 45mins)

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