Went on a fishing trip today out from Newhaven with the Little Oak gang. I did a bit of fishing but mainly turned it into a birding pelagic. The skipper seemed to keep a tight ship with Dogfish, Seabass and Gurnard caught and released with Pollock, Plaice, Channel Whiting and Pout Whiting going to market. Saw a Gannet take a Garfish so we had seven species of fish for the day list.
The birding was okay and some good photo ops- unfortunately no Poms which is what I was hoping for (annoying as they had a record day of Poms off Dunge yesterday with 121 moving east but only one today.)
Northern Gannets- about 30+ today
Northern Fulmar- about 40+ today
Unusual looking Fulmar- intermediate type?
Kittiwake- about 10 or so
Common Tern- a light passage of Common Tern (about 30+)
Guillemot (about 15 of them and also 2-3 Razorbills)
3 distant Black Terns moved east. Also 2 Bonxies and 1 Arctic Skua
Pollock- caught a couple of these over the wrecks
Thanks for a great day with Steve, Iaon, Toby (who vomed), Luey and Reno.