Tuesday 1st August 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

At sea – The Wilson’s Petrel bonanza continues with a minimum of 8 seen on the latest pelagic trip. This takes the seasons total to 44, with 4 long weekends of birders special pelagics there must be a good chance of beating our yearly record total, Also seen on the trip were 60+ European Storm-petrels, 18 Cory’s Shearwaters, 4 Great Shearwaters, a Sooty Shearwater, 3 Great Skuas and a second-summer Pomarine Skua. Also seen were 30 Common Dolphins and 3 Blue Sharks were caught, tagged and released.