I had 20 minutes to get myself a lifer. It’s like looking for feathered needle in a huge haystack of white horses.
A small flock of 5 Dunlin raced past about 6 or 7 waves out. They looked tiny and spent most of their time above the waves. In fact they are a little bigger than a Storm Petrel which ‘live’ out of sight in the troughs between the waves.
After 20 minutes still no sign of any Petrels. I did, however, manage to spot the grand total of 2 Herring Gulls, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, a Black Headed Gull, and a Great Black Backed Gull which headed out to sea against the wind as if only a slight breeze was blowing.
Was it worth getting soaked by the waves coming over the wall for – yes it’s always worth it! You never know what you might find. The wind is still forecast strong for tomorrow so we’ll have to try again then.
Where to next? Prom again tomorrow lunchtime with fingers crossed. After that I’m looking forward to the Bat night at
In the meantime keep looking in your ‘outback‘ and let us know what wildlife you see.