Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)
Taken inthe English Channel on the voyage to Spain - April 2016
Manx shearwaters are daredevil fliers when out at sea. Skimming along the troughs of waves with rapid stiff-winged flaps, they fly so low that their wingtips almost touch the water. Little wonder they're called shearwaters as they pull off spectacular banking and 'shearing' manoeuvers.