March 31st

April 1st, 2019

With easterly winds building throughout the afternoon, we began by heading east along the coast and came back right offshore with the swell carrying us safely back in to Falmouth Bay. Sadly no cetaceans today but we did record a huge diversity of coastal and pelagic birds as well as a group of seals and many more of those huge barrel jellyfish. We spotted our second sandwich tern within 10 minutes of heading up Penryn River and a larger group later on as well as a large flock of shelducks. Guillemots and razorbills are beginning to arrive at the nesting site in advance of the breeding season and offshore we recorded a large work up of gannets which had possibly just recently been feeding. These surrounded Free Spirit, giving us some wonderful, close-up views of Europe’s largest seabird.

6 Atlantic Grey Seals, 3 hauled out, 1 Puffin, flying past, 200+ Guillemots offshore and at the breeding site but not nesting quite yet, Razorbills, lots of Gannets offshore and close to the coast, 8 Sandwich Terns, Fulmars, nesting and offshore, 3 Kittiwakes, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sand Martin, 12 Shelducks, Oystercatcher, Ravens, 2 Peregrine Falcons, 1 Kestrel, lots of Barrel Jellyfish

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