Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Seabird Wreck (harrowing)!!!

Seabird Wreck (Harrowing)!!!!
North Bay, Scarborough
Farne Islands

Awful sightings today on Scarborough's beaches.

Due to the very very poor weather, strong winds and heavy seas, many seabirds are being washed up dead, probably due to starvation and drowning due to lack of energy.

This is happening all over the East Coast from Scotland down to Bridlington, where the birds are congregating ready for their return to their breeding grounds, such as locally, Bempton Cliffs, or further a field, places like the Farne Islands in Northumberland

Today's reports by local Scarborough Birders state 43 Puffins, 10 Guillemots, 3 Razor Bills, 2 Kittiwakes and a Gannet all washed up in 2 bays

My 5 minute roam early this morning from the Sea Life Centre to the old Chair Lift Station located 12 Puffins and 2 Guillemots without looking very hard, truly awful.

The photographs below show some birds from this morning, along with photographs from the Farne Islands, taken 2 years apart but at the same time of the year give or take 3 or 4 days.

Oh for good weather soon please!!!!

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