Church Point, Newbiggin 13/08/2010

With a busy year behind (and ahead of) us, and two other blogs, Northeast Cetaceans and NEWT, I’ve been an infrequent visitor to this blog and, as we don’t have 28hr days and 9 day weeks, seawatching opportunities have been few and far between as well.

This morning though, the lure of a stiff northerly breeze was just irresistible.  I had a few business things to deal with first but managed an hour and a half at Church Point.  Along with the usual cheery banter 😉 there were a few birds passing.  Among the steady stream of Gannets, Fulmars and Kittiwakes the highlights of the session were;

Manx Shearwater 6

Sooty Shearwater 1

Teal 5

Common Scoter 13

Arctic Skua 20

I should have been boarding a boat at 23:30 tonight for a pelagic to the Dogger Bank. Unsurprisingly, given the weather, that one has gone the same way as yesterday’s Farne Deeps pelagic (although our Farne Deeps trip has been rescheduled for Friday September 3rd – give us a call on 01670 827465 because we’ve got a couple of places left; White-beaked Dolphin, Minke Whale and Orca have all been reported from there in recent years so anything is possible).

~ by pterodroma on August 13, 2010.

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