October 3rd   Leave a comment

Sea watching this evening was busy in the brisk south-easterly. Lots of gannets and auks passing, and a few manx shearwaters. Two sooty shearwaters came past in the foreground, the closest this year, their underwings flashing silver. A few seconds and they were gone with the wind behind them. They are such powerful flyers that it is not hard to imagine them continuing round Britain more or less forever like their bigger cousins, the albatrosses, circling the planet clockwise in the southern ocean.

Still lots of juvenile gannets from the Bass Rock passing out of the Forth past Crail

Still lots of juvenile gannets from the Bass Rock passing out of the Forth past Crail

Posted October 3, 2016 by wildcrail in Sightings

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