Monday, 22 August 2011

Bridges of Ross 22nd August 2011

Time: 06:30-19:45
Weather: F1-2 N-NW in the morning turning F1-2 W in the afternoon.

Barolo's Shearwater: 1 at 09:35 (Dan Brown, Tom Lowe, Keith Langdon & Mikey Hoit)
Balearic Shearwater: 8 
Great Shearwater: 7
Sooty Shearwater: c.225
Manx Shearwater: 800+ (07:15-10:15)
Storm Petrel: 5+
Great Skua (Bonxie): 6
Pomarine Skua: 1 pale phase subadult
Arctic Skua: 6
Little Gull: 1 juvenile
Sandwich Tern: 24
Arctic Tern: 11
Puffin: 5
Common Scoter: 8
Whimbrel: 5
Shelduck: 2 (Bridges of Ross Mega!!!)

Common Dolphin: c.10
Bottlenose Dolphin: 10+
Sunfish: 2+

Again today the Barolo's Shear gave most observers the slip with only a lucky few who were sitting down by The Bridge of Ross itself picking up on the bird whilst those in the traditional area ('The Hollow') missed out. Many of the shearwaters today (especially Greats & Sooties) seemed to be coming in well to the left of The Hollow.

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