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June 26th, 2019

Making the most of the fabulous conditions we had today, we traveled in a wide loop right offshore and had multiple encounters with Manx shearwaters continually flying though and also spotted a dark phase Arctic Skua. There are several juvenile gannets around at the moment with their spectacular mottled plumage, easily identifiable from the adults. Coming back into the shore we were delighted to find a new peregrine falcon nest site with two fledglings just learning to fly and both parents nearby. One chick sadly crash landed into some bracken so fingers crossed it will find its way out and onto a perch to take off again! The other could be seen hopping around the nest site which is located in a safe and sheltered spot along the coast. An inquisitive juvenile grey seal also made an appearance whilst we came back into Falmouth along the coast.

1 Atlantic Grey Seal, juvenile, 1 Arctic Skua, dark phase, 4 Fulmars, +- 200 Manx shearwaters, Gannets, mixture of adults and juveniles, travelers and hunters, Guillemots, 2 Kittiwakes, 4 Peregrine Falcons, two juveniles plus parents at new nest site, Barrel Jellyfish

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