Thursday, October 25, 2012

And more birding Sein

Some highlights of the week;

Impressive movement of Balearic Shearwaters, several 100-s were cruising around Sein in the beginning of the week, together with 1000s Gannet. We also recorded 2 Manx and 25 Sooties, a Grey Phalarope, 10s Mediteranean Gulls and 4 Great Skuas. The Long-tailed Skua of which Jan was able to get a Belegfoto is one of the very few records on the island.

Interesting passerine migrants were 1-2 Wrynecks, 3-4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Red-backed Shrike, Richard's Pipit and several Serins, Firecrests, Ring Ouzels, Crossbills, Stonechats and late Whinchat and Reed Warbler.

Spectaculair was the Bottlenose-Dolphin named Randi, who regularly visits the harbour to scratch his back:-)

The smell of rotting seaweed and the flies in your ears, priceless!

Alors Ouessant prochaine annee!