10 June 2012

Storms Petrels around Mumbles Head

Storm Petrel watched from Bracelet Bay carpark
The summer storm which brought all that wind and rain going into the weekend also brought a number of seabirds into the Bristol Channel area. Great Skua, Arctic Skua and Pomarime Skua were seen in small numbers along the Glamorgan coastline on Friday and Saturday. The Storm Petrel, a bird frequently caught up in storms at this time of year, were found in good numbers along the coastline and I was able to watch some at close range on Friday afternoon from Bracelet Bay carpark. The bird in the photo above came right into the bay and I was able to get some video of it as it passed by.

Storm Petrel Video

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