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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Biscay Day One - Portsmouth to Santander

Much better weather conditions than last year and thankfully no gale force southerlies, with ideal mill pond sea conditions coming into Santander. Today's totals - seabirds few and far between, quality rather than quantity - Little Shearwater 1, Cory's Shearwater 1, Sooty Shearwater 2,Bonxie 1, Storm Petrel 8, Gannet 9, Sabine's Gull 5, GBBG, LBBG, Yellow-legged Gull, Yellow Wagtail, Redstart (more to come on that one later). Whaley thingees - Fin Whale 23, Sperm Whale 2, Cuvier's Beaked Whale 2, Hump-backed Whale 4, Large Rorqual sp 3, Pilot Whale 3, Common Dolphin 200+, Striped Dolphin 10+, Bottle-nosed Dolphin 3, Thresher Shark 2, Shark sp 3, Ocean Sunfish 1 and lots of Tuna action.

8 comments:

Meehan said...

Quality definitely! Nice one

Alex said...

Pics of Hump-backed Whale & Striped Dolphin to follow, when back home. Struggling to load them from mid bay !

steve howcroft said...

Excellent..

Mitch said...

WOW! Sounds good!

steve howcroft said...

No fea of a tropic then..?

Mitch said...

Or that Frigate bird?

Jeff said...

Well done lads,great list,looking forward to seeing the pics.

Joek Roex said...

Can I just say a great, big thank you to Steve and Nigel for getting this trip on the water. It was fun as usual. See you all again next year, and more than likely at the curry.