Auk movement

10th December 2004, Friday

At Pett Level 0800 this morning hundreds of auks streaming west – 100 in 10 minutes, along with at least 25 red-throated divers – more of both on the sea.

Some of the auks were going past close enough to identify as guillemots even in the gloom – only 1 was a razorbill.

It’s unusual to see so many here in the bay.

Reported by: Cliff Dean