Rock-a-Nore seabirds-Sooty Shearwater

It was too windy to look for migrants in the Country Park this morning, so I went down to Rock-a -Nore  for an hour. A good variety of seabirds was represented mostly by single birds, all heading west: 1 Red Throated Diver [an early date], 1 Guillemot/Razorbill [like wise], 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Scoter , 3 Gannets, 8 Sandwich Tern, and , to my surprise a fine Sooty Shearwater about 400m offshore. This is the first I’ve seen in the area and it is scarce in Sussex; 2 were seen past Dungeness yesterday and one past Rye harbour, so its worth looking out for these at present.

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