manx shearwater

Lots & lots of activity at sea this morning…

Summer has finally settled into it’s normal pattern, thank goodness,  not only can we see it in the grass verges along the road side and in the hedges, fields and woodlands but out at sea as well.  Sean’s first phone call was to tell me about the Minke Whales Balaenoptera acutorostrata that he and today’s fishing party are watching. Minke Whales travel great distances from their breeding & calving grounds in the tropics to their […]

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Manx Shearwater

  Sean spotted two Manx Shearwaters, Puffinus puffinus,  at sea today (Thursday 16th May 2013) the first he’s seen this year.  So  it seemed appropriate to share another of John Pethullis’s wonderful photo of a Manx Shearater with you.  Think you’ve got to agree it stunning, isn’t it..? Manx Shearwaters spend their winters on the coast of South America, while they breed here in the UK, though mainly on the west coast, as well as […]

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