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Storm Petrel off Hengistbury


On May 30th, 2011, after a couple of days of half-decent Storm Petrel presence off Hengistbury, a boat was hastily arranged to try and get closer. Unfortunately, in the hours preceding departure, the wind shifted direction and dropped significantly. Nevertheless, around 2-miles out, single Storm Petrel were attracted to the boat on four occasions by the prototype chum mix. Something a little more pungent was probably needed to make them linger, however!


Storm Petrel - Kevin Lane

Storm Petrel - Kevin Lane

Storm Petrel - Kevin Lane

Storm Petrel - Alan Hayden

Gannet - Alan Hayden

Measuring out the chum - Alan Hayden

Alan Hayden

Sandwich Tern - Alan Hayden

Dispensing the chum - Alan Hayden

Alan Hayden

Fulmar - Alan Hayden

Herring Gull on the chum - Kevin Lane
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