Thursday, 25 August 2011

Bridges of Ross 25th August 2011

UPDATED: 29th August

Time: 06:15-13:00 & 14:30-19:35
Weather: F3 SE for the most part today with some periods of moderate-heavy rain at times.

Balearic Shearwater: 2
Great Shearwater: 1
Sooty Shearwater: 18
Manx Shearwater: 1630+ [950 (06:15-13:00) & 680 (14:45-19:35)]
Storm Petrel: 34
Grey Phalarope: 1
Great Skua (Bonxie): 1
Pomarine Skua: 1 pale phase adult
Arctic Skua: 4
Sabine's Gull: 1 adult
Little Gull: 1
Mediterranean Gull: 2 1st cal-years
Black Tern: 1
Sandwich Tern: 8
Arctic Tern: 142
Puffin: 2
Common Scoter: 5
Whimbrel: 15
Sanderling: 20
Bar-tailed Godwit: 12

Not bad for a SE wind! There wasn't as much Manxie passage as in previous days so tough going for those who stuck it out, although saying that if I'd be well pleased if I had totals like this from my regular seawatching site at Carnsore Point in Wexford!!!

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