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: - 4 Wilson's Petrels - 150 European Storm-petrels - 9 Cory's Shearwaters - 3 Great Shearwaters - 2 Sooty Shearwaters We saw one Calonectris in rough sea and harsh light, IDed as Cory's/Scopoli's Shearwater (first photo). This bird loo
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 ssp. exasperatus or clinal. All photographs by Joe Pender.