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Monday, 25 October 2010

Unidentified mega seabird flies slowly north past Dunwich Cliffs, Suffolk

Matt Deans, Steve Abbott, Nik Mason, Phil Whittaker and a few others have just watched a mega seabird fly slowly north past Dunwich Beach car park (Suffolk) between half and two-thirds distance to the horizon. It was moving slowly north from 1550-1555 whilst the observers were watching the long-staying drake King Eider and one of three Little Auks on the sea.

The bird was DEFINITELY not any Gannet plumage of any kind and was incredibly perplexing - most likely an immature albatross of some description. It should be passing further sites to the north...