October 10th

October 11th, 2017

With there never being two wildlife cruises the same – which is why they are always so exciting! – yesterday, fins were replaced by our feathered friends, with multiple BONXIE Great Skuas and incredibly, multiple sightings of the critically endangered BALEARIC SHEARWATERS, as we came across several avian feeding frenzies which covered several, large and extended areas! However, regrettably no fins were sighted in this instance, only observing and recording an exciting multitude of our feeding “feathered” friends.

With a dozen or more, Great Skuas, marauding their way through and around the feeding flocks of Gannets, Kittiwakes, BALEARIC Shearwaters, Herring Gulls, Guillemots, Razorbills and Greater Black Back Gulls, which was incredibly exciting for us all to witness and observe!! As you just never knew, if all off a sudden, as the Gannets were raining in, if Cetaceans or Giant Bluefin Tuna would be next to erupt throughout these Avian feeding Frenzies.. Keep your eyes peeled everyone… as it is most certainly, exciting times ahead!!

12 BONXIE Great Skuas, possibly a few more as they were continually being sighted, but it could well have been the same birds coming around, as they marauded through these extended avian feeding frenzies, Arctic Skua, dark phase, 14 BALEARIC SHEARWATERS, Gannets, lots offshore continually passing through and feeding, Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes,  Mediterranean Gulls, 16 Swallows on migration, 3 Peregrine Falcons, 2 adults and a juvenile female, 2 Ravens, Oystercatchers, Egrets, Dabchicks, Herons, Atlantic Grey Seal

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