Thursday, 30 May 2013

Lizard Again (30th May)

Yet again I was down at the Lizard with my brother and Zak.  Whilst Zak went off to monitor the Choughs I opted for a couple hours sea-watching.  Unfortunately the wind direction wasn't in my favour with a fairly strong offshore breeze from the north.  None the less, a good number of Manx Shearwaters past the point (99.9% traveling in a westerly direction).  The highlight came at the beginning, a nice dark phase skua species.  Unfortunately due to my lack of experience in skua jizz and rather distant views, I had to put it down as a probable Arctic Skua (see field sketch).

field notes of prob. Arctic Skua

A brief check on the 2 Choughs as they fed on the cliff-face outside their nest entrance before attempting to locate the Adders that are often seen below the light house.  Unfortunately no success but another short sea-watch between Bass and Lizard Point produced 4 Sandwich Terns and a Grey Seal.  Back at the southerly point, 2 pos. Sanderling flew past and another Grey Seal showed itself.

Lizard Point


  1. You are so lucky that you can visit such wonderful place. This is really wonderful post.

  2. Hi Samuel, we're going to share your beautiful picture of Lizard Point on the Sea Watch Foundation facebook group on Friday and link back to your blog. Hope it gives you more hits! Let us know if you see any cetaceans on your watches!