Monday, 1 August 2011

A LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE

Was out in the Irish Sea last week doing a bit of surveying here's a few piccys and video of the trip.

Our cruise liner for the day the Halcyon Days with the survey lookout perched on top the wheel house.

 In the lock watching the water level go down prior to entering the River Mersey below....

video

Burbo Bank Wind Farm just off the Wizzal coast.

Back in the lock as the water level rises we're dwarfed by the Irish Truck Ferry from Dublin.

Ornithologically  we saw one Arctic Skua just off Hilbre Island, about 500+ Manx Shearwaters most sat on the sea in the mill pond like conditions. Lots of Guillemots many with youngsters a sign they've had a good breeding season. 100+ Gannets and Kittiwakes and one lone adult Little Gull. Add to that several close encounters with Grey Seals and three sightings of Harbour Porpoise made for a pleasant days
surveying.

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