Tuesday, June 19, 2007
At high tide this evening I was walking Bunty around the old airfield at Boulmer and could hear such a raucous noise of seabirds calling from the Seaton Point beach area. I could hear Kitty's, gulls and terns etc making such a row I thought I should take a look.
I was impressed to see the small bay south of Seaton Point choc-a-bloc of seabirds. There were ( guesstimates) 2000+ Guillemots, 1000+ large Gulls, a few hundred each of Gannets, Kittiwakes, Common and Black headed Gulls, plus smaller numbers of Common, Arctic and Sandwich Terns, Puffins, Razorbills, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 17 Common Scoters, 3 Goosanders, 30+ Eiders and a single Roseate Tern.
The scene above was taken on my phone about 300 metres offshore and stretched for half a mile or more in tight little ( big) groups. The place sounded like the Farnes! There must be a good showing of sandeels at the minute...