Sunday, 29 June 2008

National Whale and Dolphin Watch Part VIII

Another four hours watching a turbulent sea! Again not much about but at least the sun shone and there was a hint of warmth about after a very threatening start. Today I was joined by several fellow whale watchers, one had travelled from Skipton in Yorkshire, and I thought I was dedicated!

So what did we see? - - several Sandwich Terns milling about trying to fish, a couple of distant Gannets, a pair of Common Scoters flew south quite close in and two or three very distant Manx Shearwaters, a new species for the week.

The best thing about wildlife not the rare or exotic but the unexpected. When I got home there was a family of House Sparrows
These have become rarer than hen's teeth in the garden in recent years. A very welcome visitor to the feeders.

Penultimate watch tomorrow...12 noon to 1.00pm.

1 comment:

babooshka said...

Are you trying to outdo my bird on hand shot? Fabulous collection. Still nowt in the harbour.