Monday 12 July 2010


I went to Druridge tonight with the intention of having a nosey about the patch, instead I did a two hour seawatch. There was a slight NE wind and the sea was calm and by 8pm had a oily sheen to the surface - good for seawatching. And as the first thing I saw was a group of 26 manx shearwaters going north, I gave it a punt.

Totals were (19.15-21.15)

manx shearwater 429 N
bonxie 1 N
red-throated diver 6
roseate tern 7
guilliemot 60+
puffin 50+
kittiwake 32
gannet 70+
cormorant 2
shag 1
fulmar 2
oystercatcher 5S, 1N.
dunlin 1N
grey heron 1
harbour porpoise 1 N
Lots of Common, arctic and sandwich terns

I was hoping for a storm petrel, I've watched the sea for years at Druridge and never seen one yet, we might try and catch some later this month.

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