Thursday, 2 June 2011


I spent the beginning of this week in the Moray Firth.We pulled a monster shift with 4 Minke Whales the best of the mammals with only a single Porpoise as a kicker. Migrants were thin on the ground with only 2 Swallows passing by. Plenty of skuas were doing the rounds but hopes of a scarce one passing us by despite two of my colleagues stringing dark phase (??) Arctic Skuas as long-tails. We managed around 70 Bonxies and 50 Arctics as well as 50 plus Arctic Terns. Other highlights were two fly-by Black Guillemots and a late Storm Petrel which followed us for 10 minutes late on.

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