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Wednesday 3rd July

Cory's shearwater

We had the second class of Year 2 children from the local primary school today – 3 x 90 minute trips and they all did very well in the occasionally drizzly blustery conditions. All three groups had great views of seven seals hauled out on the rocks and in the water, and lots of seabirds. The bay suddenly seems to have a variety of pelagic seabirds which we don’t usually see until later in the summer, including a skua (just trying to confirm which species), and two Cory’s shearwaters among the usual suspects. The passengers at the front had a bit of a dunking when Duncan excitedly turned the boat into the wind to see the Cory’s! It was too windy to let the children on helm today unfortunately, but they enjoyed helping to hoist the sail.