May 29th

May 30th, 2019

An extraordinary bird day yesterday. Even with overcast conditions and poor visibility of less than half a mile at times, we enjoyed multiple sightings of a diversity of species, including high numbers of storm petrels, puffins and Manx shearwaters, and a single Arctic skua, a rare sight in Cornwall. Sea surface temperature was around 13.09°C so slightly lower than it has been recently.

45 Storm Petrels, 16 Puffins, including two flocks of 4 birds, +-1000 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Great Northern Diver, summer plumage, 1 Arctic Skua, dark phase, +-63 Fulmars, at nest site and offshore, 25 Gannets, Guillemots, offshore and flying through, Razorbills, offshore and flying through, 3 Peregrine Falcons, Barrel Jellyfish

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