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  1. Offman

    53-18 N, 001-23 E, Off Great Yarmouth,

    Hi Folks, for a complete change I'm back in the N. Sea, weathers nice, not much to report, Gannet, Kittiwake and Fulmar
  2. Offman

    Offshore Ghana

    Hello All, I hope you are all safe and well. So here we are, 04-35-40 N, 002-54-26 W, some 60Km off the coast. We finally arrived on location this morning after 4 flights, a weeks quarantine and 5 Covid tests just to make damn sure no-one brought it on board the vessel, Polar Onyx. No idea what...
  3. Offman

    Offshore Portugal

    Good Morning Folks, So, back at sea, some 17km off the coast not far from Porto doing some cable works. Gannet is a regular sighting, also picked up a Swallow yesterday. Approaching our work location, I saw a dark bird with what looked like a bit of debris, as we got closer it became a Great...
  4. Offman

    Offshore - Angola

    Hello again Folks, well here we are, day 9 of a 14 day quarantine prior to joining the 'Maersk Involver' for a 4 week trip. We are going to be around 150Km from the coast in water 15-1800m deep. In the Hotel Presidente, on the 19th floor!, managed to pick up a few locals, but I'm very high...
  5. Offman

    Offshore - 61-20.4N, 003-57.7E

    Hi Folks, Well here we are again, in the Duva Field. Been here a few days, weather not windy, Southerlys becoming Easterlys but plenty rain. Just seen a single Starling circling the vessel, there's also 4 other vessels here along with an FPSO and a drilling rig, were all lit up like Christmas...
  6. Offman

    Offshore - 72.5N, 20.3E

    Its been a while, but hello to you all. I hope you are all well and avoiding the virus. Currently working NW of Hammerfest, Norway on the Johan Castberg Field. Been here 2 days now, with not much to report, Fulmars and the occasional Puffin. Around 1 in 10 of the Fulmars are the Blue ones. Not...
  7. Offman

    Tartan Alpha, 58-20N, 000-6E

    Good evening folks, so after a bit of a break, I'm back offshore, in the North Sea this time. Lets see what we get this trip.....
  8. Offman

    Offshore, halfway between Cyprus and Israel

    Morning folks, thats me back working again, been here 4 days, and all I've seen is two juv YL Gulls, water depth is 1640m. No fish seen either. Looks like this could be a poor trip. Weather steady on 10kts from the West, fingers crossed for some Easterlies.
  9. Offman

    Offshore Port Said, Egypt

    Morning All, Back at sea, on PMS Mayo, been thru a couple of gales, list as of this am, White, Grey and Pied Wagtail, C Buzzard, Perigrine, Kestrel, Snipe, Skylark, Robin, Hoopoe, Black Redstart, Whitethroat, and Black-headed Bunting
  10. Offman

    30Nm off Alexandria, Egypt

    Been here for just over 3 weeks; Grey Wagtail Nightjar (sp) Egyptian Plover Swallow Ibis Little Egret Northern Wheatear Turtle Dove Shearwater (sp) Common Redstart Next time I'll bring my bird book ! for the SBJs Cheerz
  11. Offman

    Schiehallion Field, 70Nm West of Shetland

    Afternoon, Had all the usual suspects, Fulmar, Gannet, Great Skua, LBBG, Kittiwake and a Shearwater (sp). The two surprises are a very sorry looking Chiffchaff and at lunchtime today a Raven. An offshore tick for me.
  12. Offman

    Bird Ringing (Banding) Seattle Area

    Hi Folks, I'm gong over to Mount Vernon, nr Seattle in October. Is anyone aware of any banding of which I might partake. Please pm me if you have any information Cheerz Offman
  13. Offman

    Schiehallion Field

    Well, here we are West of Shetland, 60-21 N, 004-04 W, and we have a single male Wheatear on board
  14. Offman

    Gulf of Guinea, offshore Congo

    Evening All, Hope your all well. Well we finally made it, current position, -005.3, 11.5, on board the 'Skandi Africa' Saw a few terns(sp) when we sailed from Pointe Noire a week ago, in the hotel I managed to ID a Bronze Mannikin and a Northern Grey-headed Sparrow. My duties are a lot more...
  15. Offman

    Bay of Biscay

    Morning All, its a new member. I'm currently on board a stationary vessel in position ; 46-35.6 N, 005-25.4 W testing equipment down to 3000 metres Been out here a few days now, and the list so far is Blackbird, Robin, Wren, Chaffinch, Pied/White Wagtail, Hobby (f), Chiff Chaff, Common...