Monday 27th July produced the 'perfect' conditions for our big three target species, bringing us more Wilson's Petrels and our first big shearwaters of the year, with Cory's Shearwater and Great Shearwater both performing well. In total, we had:
Yesterday evening (Tuesday 7th July) saw our first pelagic of season - and we've already found our first Wilson's Petrel of the year! This was a large example of the species; large birds breed the farthest south along Antarctic coastline and in the Scotia Sea, either s...
This is a photographic summary of the main seabird and cetacean sightings from our 2019 pelagic season to early September, illustrated by Joe Pender’s photos. For full details and decisions on rare seabirds see the ISBG Bird & Natural History Review 2019.
Even late in the season, you never quite know what you're going to bump in to in the seas around the Isles of Scilly. With only a handful of punters onboard, we enjoyed great views of grey phalarope, arctic skua, great skua and distant views of Sabine's gull.