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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

FEA'S SOFT-PLUMAGED PETRELS off Porthgwarra

For the third day in just four, a FEA'S SOFT-PLUMAGED PETREL flew west past Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra (Cornwall).

The first came through on Sunday morning at 1127 hours (John Swann, James McCallum, Martin Elliott, et al), flying west just beyond the runnel stone, followed by a second on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August) which passed PG at 1525 hours (Russell Wynn, James McCallum, Brian Field) after being initially seen off Prawle Point (South Devon) mid morning (Mark Darlaston).

Today, yet another flew through, this time at only half distance to the runnel, at 1151 hours (Russell Wynn, James McCallum). Well deserved though, as conditions were dismal, with driving rain and a strong southerly wind.