Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Not quite yesterday today

The Safari noted far more white horses on the sea this morning...not horrendous but nowhere near as good as yesterday.
We didn't have long out there and soon saw there was a hazy mist not far offshore too - drat. But all wasn't lost as we counted 61 Manx Shearwaters cruising past some close enough to see the whites of their eyes, if they had such a thing! Stunning few minutes watching these masters of the (air) waves
A couple of striking Razorbills and a summer plumaged Red Throated Diver made up the rest of the notes taken. 
Nothing else of noted until Frank took us to Patch 1, glad he did as we had a fly over Oystercatcher and a singing Lesser Whitethroat.
Back at Base Camp news came in of a dead Harbour Porpoise on the beach...hope it wasn't one of the two we were watching yesterday morning.
Yesterday the temperature reached the giddy heights of 23C which was the hottest day here since August 14th last year and equaled a three other days in May and one other in August. Only May 27, 28, and 29th were hotter last year at 26C. Nice a gain today but breezy, unfortunately the rest of the week is set to turn back to almost wintery...will we need to light Little Bertha again?
Where to next? Hopefully Patch 2 will produce some good stuff again tomorrow - we've got a group on the beach early doors, might even get some pics - you never know what those little hands will pick up.
In the meantime let us know what's singing from deep in the bushes in your outback.

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