Saturday, 18 May 2013

watching the sea!

Early morning visit to Tutt Head, Mumbles for a couple of hours seawatching before coaching. With the lack of wind, expectations were low.However, the second bird I put my bins on was a Skua heading up channel. Unfortunately I couldn't get enough to confirm id but was either Arctic or Pom (I suspect the former). 10  minutes later another Skua flew past, again heading up channel, but closer in allowing id to be confirmed as Arctic. two separate Sandwich Terns flew past and a Red-throated Diver, probably a 2cy bird as was very similar to winter plumage drifted slowly past.
The calm conditions did allow for plenty of views of the Harbour Porpoises and Grey Seals as they hunted along the race line.

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