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Old Saturday 5th May 2007, 22:07   #1
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Does anyone know what pelagic trips are planned this July/August off Cornwall. Any details would be much appreciated.

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Old Monday 7th May 2007, 18:02   #2
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Does anyone know what pelagic trips are planned this July/August off Cornwall. Any details would be much appreciated.

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I think the only pelagics these days are the ones run from the Scilly Isles. The Scillonian pelagics no longer run.

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It's funny how they used to pack out a giant ship with birders every August, but now that the Scillonian has stopped running these trips, there is hardly any demand and just a couple of boats running from the Scillies. I guess its difficult to organise a suitable replacement ship, licenced to carry passengers and big enough for the high seas. Still, strange economics.
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You can of course get a day return on the Scillonian - this gives you about five hours at sea with a good chance of seeing plenty of birds. (I have seen Cory's, Great, Sooty, and Balearics plus Sabine's and Grey Phalaropes in mid-late August.) In previous years there have been some evening pelagics out of Sennen Cove - might be worth checking if these are running this year.
Ideally you might be able to day-trip the Scillies and get on one of the fishing boat pelagics but I don't think their usual operating times would fit in.

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