Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Unbelievable afternoons seawatch - 42 Storm Petrels

This is why I just love birding. This afternoon I went for some more seawatching and has cracking views of more  Storm Petrels. Below are notable species as well as some totals for the seawatch:

42 Storm Petrels
2 Great Skua
Manx Shearwaters
Arctic Terns
Common Scoters
Sandwich Tern

EDIT: I forgot to add before a cracking full summer plumage Grey Plover flew North aswell. These are truly stunning birds.

Was hard to look for anything else as I was so fascinated in looking for the Storm Petrels. Tomorrows weather doesn't look so good and perhaps a few more will pass, what a truly memorable period of seawatching. The months of seawatching for me have not began, next northerly might have to drag myself out of bed for.

Whitburn basically slapped every other county seawatching site in the face with a mighty 358 Storm Petrels today in 14.5 hours seawatching.

Until next time, Foghorn out!


  1. I see you got the Grey Plover too.... might possibly be the same bird I saw heading north.

  2. Cheers for the info yesterday Andrew
    managed to see a dozen in an hour untill 21:00
    Thanks again