October 24th   Leave a comment

Juvenile pomarine Skua

A gale blew up on Sunday night from the south and then veered south-easterly. I should think there was a lot of damage around Crail in the morning. We had smashed flowerpots and counted ourselves lucky. The winds didn’t slacken all day and the sea was fantastic: waves breaking over the harbour wall at high tide and three meter breakers crashing into Roome Bay. I watched a juvenile pomarine skua swooping past, blown right next to the shore. It tried to change direction to check out the gulls in Roome Bay but lost it completely as a ferocious gust blew it over Pinkerton. It just kept going and probably is in Aberdeen by now.

Gannet in the storm

Posted November 1, 2011 by wildcrail in Sightings

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