Tuesday 26 July 2011

Storm Chasers

The Storm Petrel passage, witnessed by many over the last couple of days, is still showing no signs of abating.

Somewhere in the photos below you might just see a small black spec that is, believe me, a Storm Petrel.

From Seaton Sluice I had 8 moving North in just over 40 minutes, and at St Mary's I had at least another 10 in the same period. Simon P had already counted over 30 in an hour and a half at St Mary's.

This passage is quite unprecedented for the North East, or maybe I'm just too young to know any better :)


  1. Tim the bottom one is a Guillemot! :)

  2. I think you might be right. Storm Petrels only have 4 pixels :)