Why seabird watching is like fifty shades of grey

Late August, into September, is sea-watching season for keen birders.
Weather forecasts will be scanned, looking for low pressure systems bringing strong winds in the Irish Sea.
A northwesterly off the north coast, or a southwesterly for birders watching on the south side of the Llŷn, will trigger a dawn visit to a headland.
A telescope is a necessity, and a sturdy tripod, as you’re going to get buffeted by the wind. And it’s a good test of your waterproofs, as it’s normally raining.
It may not sound that appealing, but it really is quite addictive. Identification of seabirds in these... read more

31 August 2017 in Regional, Views: 38
Source: Daily Post

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