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Sunday 26th May

manx shearwaters

It was extremely breezy today, so while sailing conditions were exciting, spotting conditions were difficult. It was all there though. This morning as we sailed out of the bay in the distance we saw masses of whirling diving seabirds and found a massive feeding frenzy. On the way we had a brief encounter with a small group of common dolphins, who showed themselves briefly before disappearing into the waves. But the seabird feeding was something else – thousands of Manx shearwaters, along with diving gannets, kittiwakes, razorbills and guillemots. This afternoon there were still plenty of seabirds around, and we also spotted a grey seal and some by-the-wind-sailors, cousins of the Portuguese man of war.