Friday, 1 September 2017

Strumble Head (01 Sep 17)

Time: 0600 - 1400
Weather: Sunny
Wind: NNE (F2) then NW (F3-4)
Notes: Only one thing is certain with sea-watching... and that is that every day is different!  Struggled today to find any Dolphins.  Green Sand was nice - one of only a handful I have seen off here.  The biggest sighting of the day was water... a huge splash about 4-5 miles out towards the Westward horizon.  Didn't see what made it but from experience it must have been a breaching Basking Shark or Whale.  I watched the area for a while but it did not do a repeat performance.  One that got away.

Balearic Shearwater - 1
Arctic Skua - 4 (1P, 3D)
Great Skua - 1
Sabine's Gull - 1 (Ad Sum)
Mediterranean Gull - 2 (1stW)
Sandwich Tern - 14
Comic Tern - 1
Common Scoter - 123 (29F, 94M)
Tufted Duck - 5
Green Sandpiper - 1
Grey Heron - 1

Common Porpoise - showing only occasionally
Common Dolphin - only one pod of 5 animals