Pelagic working voyages interspersed with local patch and occasional twitch birding news
Monday, 27 February 2012
Well the weather is on the up again today- a north-westerly Beaufort 7. Lots of broken whitecaps, an underlying 3 metre swell and 27 knots of wind and variable light - hopefully perfect conditions for a spot of shearwater activity! Having spent 4 hours or so on deck during the morning looking for cetaceans (without success), the stiff breeze was becoming rather irritating. The situation was compounded by a general lack of birds- a handful of distant gulls, including a couple of adult, winter plumaged Med. gulls was the only distraction. A well earned lunch break was on the cards.