MARINElife blog: Condor Ferries (Commodore Goodwill) Portsmouth-Jersey (10 February 2016)

Maggie Gamble and Jess Grimbley, Research Surveyors for MARINElife

Weather: North-westerly wind force 4-7. Significant swell but good visibility.

Species Recorded

Seabirds

Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 9
Gannet Morus bassanus 16
Guillemot Uria aalge 21
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 3
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 3
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 20
Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 3
Auk sp. 7

 

We departed Jersey at 10am, surveying on the way to Guernsey and then, again, on the return to Portsmouth. Due to some stormy weather prior to this survey, which seemed to blow all the birds away, this was a quiet journey with a few Gannet, Kittiwake and auks to entertain us.

Guillemot Peter Howlett 07

Guillemot (Archive photo: Peter Howlett)

We would like to thank the Condor staff and the Captain of the Commodore Goodwill for their help and warm welcome.

Herring Gull Graham Ekins 05

Herring Gull (Archive photo: Graham Ekins)

 

Maggie Gamble and Jess Grimbley, Research Surveyors for MARINElife