Monday, 29 August 2011

Bridges of Ross 29th August 2011

Time: 06:30-12:00
Weather: F2-3 N, dry & bright, turning F2 N-NE sunny & hazy later.

Sooty Shearwater: 2
Manx Shearwater: 61
Storm Petrel: 1
Great Skua (Bonxie): 7
Arctic Skua: 3 (incl. 1 juvenile)
Little Gull: 1 1st cal-year
Sandwich Tern: 10
Arctic Tern: 6
Common Scoter: 2
Peregrine: 1 juvenile

Common Dolphin: 2+

Manxie passage seems to be almost grinding to a halt! The Kittiwakes were getting a hard time with the Arctic Skuas kleptoparasitising them as well as the juvenile Peregrine which was doing it's best to try & catch one.

UK birder Graham Speight was kind enough to provide some additional sightings from his stay at The Bridges over the past few days so I've updated each blog entry since Thursday with his totals. While I'm at it, I must give a shout out to all the observers both from Ireland & the UK, who kept up the recording effort & submitted totals to the log each evening over the past week, so a big thank you to the following: Joe Adamson, John Archer, Richard Bonser, Dan Brown, Alan Clewes, Geoff Clewes, Andy Clifton, Malcolm Goodman, John Gregory, Chris Heard, Mikey Hoit, Keith Langdon, Tom Lowe, Eanna O'Flynn, Dan Pointon, Ashley Powell, Mark Powell & Neal Warnock. Apologies to anyone I may have omitted!

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