First Wanderer of 2008!
On our last pelagic trip we had the honour of enjoying spectacular views of the first Wandering Albatross spotted off the Cape Coast for 2008! I was ecstatic! The adult bird sat on the water right next to the boat for at least 2o minutes before taking off! Other sightings included good numbers of Cory’s shearwaters, European Storm petrels, sabines gulls, yellow nosed albatross, black browed albatross, shy albatross, a few great shearwaters, a manx shearwater, white chinned petrels, shooty shearwaters, terns, gulls, juvenile gannets. We were spoilt in the morning on the way out with a pod of dusky dolphins and some seals feeding on a school of pilchards, with the small bait fish jumping right out of the water in an effort to escape becoming breakfast.