Damn it yes that was the bird, glad I held off ticking it in my funny book.
Surprised bird guides put it on if there was a doubt. Ah well, back to the drawing board.
Thank god I was only 15 mins away, would have hated some birders to have travelled down any distance. Thanks for clarifying.
Just back from Bempton/Flamborough and quite pleased with the Sony RX for video scoping. These 2 Fulmars were filmed admittedly not doing much but when the Fulmar yawns you can actually see the warm breath from its beak opening. Best viewed in 720 HD. No video editing, just raw footage.
Am using a Swarovski ATX 95 with DCB mk 2 on a Manfrotto fluid head. I will soon be getting a Sony RX100 and would like to know if this setup will be tail heavy and require a balance rail.