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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Leach's Petrel past Porthcawl


Couple of record shots of the Leach's Petrel that flew past the shelter at Porthcawl at 11:50. It took a good while for the assembled sea watchers to be rewarded with a Leach's Petrel, while it seemed everywhere else in the Bristol Channel was chalking them up. In truth it was a very quiet session with birds of note few and far between.
07:00 - 12:30 Common Scoter (8+), Great Northern Diver (2), Diver sp (1), Great Crested Grebe (1), Fulmar (4), Gannet (7+), Leach's Petrel (1), Golden Plover (1), Sanderling (c20), Curlew (1), Turnstone (13), Kittiwake (40+), Guillemot (3) & Auk sp (20+)

4 comments:

Mike Powell said...

Female/imm Surf Scoter in Somerset opposite Porthcawl this morning at Blue Anchor then reported again off Dunster Beach. Also Black Guillemot in upper Bristol Channel (Gwent/South Glos). Excellent video by Haydn Jones & photo by Tom Chinnock.

Mark Hipkin said...

Indeed, birdnews from elsewhere was mouthwatering throughout the morning; the various pagers, Twitter feeds and apps belonging to those assembled at the shelter made us all feel the action was further up-channel. Although, I for one was quite content with the Leach's Petrel by the end.

M.Bevan said...

And me Mark the bird showed great and nice after the long wait.

MikeandEmma Cram said...

Well worth waiting for! There were also two nice Mediterranean Gulls (As w and 2nd w) which flew over the shelter at least twice during the morning!!