18 May 2010

Port Eynon Seawatching

A bit of seawatching from Port Eynon this morning didn't produce what I was hoping for, but nevertheless proved to be a worthwhile trip. The stars today were the Harbour Porpoises. At least 6, and maybe 10 or more, well spread out. At least 3 spent a lot of time off the point and around the buoy. A few Kittiwake were hanging around hoping to steal a few scraps.

Over 200 Manx Shearwater were feeding in the bay along with Gannets and Auks, with 100+ Swallow in off the sea in 3 hours. Also moving today were 116 Common Scoter passing west in parties up to 25 birds.


Coastcard said...

Great shot of the porpoises: I have never seen them off Gower (& rarely off Pembrokeshire...).

Barry Stewart said...

You've done very well to manage digiscope shots of the porpoise. I like the scoter too.

Mark Hipkin said...

Thanks a lot. I can't help wondering what past while I was taking these shots? Probably some more Scoter :o)