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March 3rd, 2020
Despite the odd hail shower and gusts of wind, it remained sunny for most of the trip and we managed to record a huge diversity of amazing wildlife! We began heading west to get shelter from the Lizard Peninsula and soon spotted a seal bottling off Gylly beach. Slowing down when we came into an area with a lot of gannet activity and a high amount of bait fish, harbour porpoises soon started popping up around us as they fed. We recorded eight in total including a couple of smaller juveniles, with some lovely close encounters. A whole variety of bird life was seen offshore and along the coastline including great skuas, great northern divers, peregrine falcons and fulmars to name just a few! SU MarineWatch
8 Harbour Porpoises, including a couple of juveniles, 1 Atlantic Grey Seal, female, 3 Peregrine Falcons, all at different nesting sites, 2 females, 1 male, 3 ‘Bonxies’ Great Skuas, 2 Great Northern Divers, winter plumage, 12 Fulmars, several nesting pairs, early birds, 6 Kittiwakes, Guillemots, both summer and winter plumage birds, 5 Razorbills, lots of Gannets, spread over a wide area offshore, many feeding, 3 Oystercatchers, 12 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, 2 Ravens, lots of Shags, many with shaggy crest, large rafts offshore, Cormorants

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