Tuesday 28 July 2020

27 July 2020: Scilly Pelagic - Seven Tubenoses

Boris said we could go to the Scillies after 4 July - so we booked two weeks, starting 24 July. The first opportunity to head out on one of Joe Pender's pelagic trips was Monday 27th and with strong winds it was surely going to be an interesting one.

The result of this pelagic trip was probably my best set of tubenose snaps I've ever taken - seven species safely in the can. But the trip was much more than claiming digital representation of seven seabirds, the trip boosted seven species at such close quarters, that it times we needed the Wilson's Petrels to move away from the boat to socially-distance themselves from us...it was seriously fun!

Wilson's Petrel

Cory's Shearwater (but see later Cory's pics)

Cory's Shearwater - a 'more typical' example

Great Shearwater

Sooty Shearwater
Manx Shearwater

Storm Petrel

Storm Petrels


Yellow-legged Gull

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