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Monday, 20 June 2011

Sooty and Balearic Shearwater off Giant's Castle

  Due to the dense fog, there was no flying all day and anyone who wanted to return to the mainland, had to go on the Scillonian. 17.30 and I finished work and noticed that the fog had lifted enough to see the other islands. Also the wind had picked up to F4-5 SW and at 18.30 I was off Giants Castle seawatching. The fog had returned, but ten minutes of being there, it started drifting further out to sea until it had disappeared. The highlights included a single Sooty and Balearic Shearwater and 1 of the 2 Stormies was feeding just off the rocks below me at very close range.

18.30-21.00, F4-5 SW

1 Sooty Shearwater (18.56) 1 Balearic Shearwater, (19.12) 2 Puffin, 2 Storm Petrel, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Fulmar, 31 Manx Shearwater, 33 Gannet.    

A pair of Pied Wagtail have nested on the quay and have been very busy feeding young  

The female Gadwall at Porth Hellick, started off with 11 duckling last week down to this single today!  

Variations of Green Pug in me garden 


  1. Hi Spider - we left on SCIII with the fog horn going - didn't see the approach to Lands End at all - Lots of singing in the bar from the Newlyn lady gig rowers, took everyone's mind of the fact that we were seriously rolling from side to side ! Back safe and sound with all luggage - many thanks - hope those Hawkmoth caterpillars do OK could be interesting to watch them through their development! Sue

  2. Glad to hear that you made it back safe and sound. Gave it an hour off Deep Point this evening and only a few Manx's and Gannets moving. Martin's going to look after the caterpillars and I'll update there progress in the next few weeks.

    Take care