Sunday 8 August 2010

Big Fish

Unfortunately the planned for Storm Petrel ringing session last night had to be cancelled, due to wind direction and strength. But a good night was had with Dougie and his better half nevertheless. An early dart for the duo this morning to partake in some kite surfing! But, if they would have hung around they may have caught up with the Basking Shark that was just offshore early this afternoon. Better in the flesh than in photos is an understatement, their size is breathtaking. It moved through heading north but obviously found the area to its liking as it was still present further offshore at 4.15. On the bird front waders still rule the day with a Common Sandpiper in with the pigs. Yesterday 5 Knot on the Houb were the highlight.

PM update: The Basking shark is still offshore last seen at 9.15 and has made a good addition to the house list. An Otter down on the kirk whilst scanning earlier was a nice distraction.

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