Monday, 12 September 2011

Insanity @ Bridges of Ross 12th Sept 2011

Time: 07:00-19:10
Weather: F7 Westerly & dry throughout the day, good sunny spells & some spray.
Observer(s): Niall T. Keogh, Noel Keogh, Joe Adamson, Paul Troake, Dave McNamara, Tomas Kjelsson, Rolf Sjöberg, Keith Bennett, Kris de Rouck, Jim Bowman, Patrick Veale et al.

Fea's-type Petrel: 1 west @ 17:10 (NTKeogh)
Great Shearwater: 4
Balearic Shearwater: 4
Sooty Shearwater: c.1,000
Manx Shearwater: 2,000+
Wilson's Petrel: 4 (NKeogh & NTKeogh)
Leach's Petrel: 45+
Storm Petrel: c.250
Grey Phalarope: 4
Great Skua (Bonxie): 110
Pomarine Skua: 15 (incl. 3 juvs)
Arctic Skua: 58
Long-tailed Skua: 22 [10 adults, 1 subadult, 3 2nd cal-years & 8 juvs] (NTKeogh, NKeogh, JAdamson, PTroake & DMcNamara)
Sabine's Gull: 200+ (c.25% juvs.)
Sandwich Tern: 4
Arctic Tern: c.600
Puffin: 4
Common Scoter: 3

I'll do a write-up of the days events when I get my life back in order!

In the meantime, here's more of John Murphy's shots from recent days...

Quite a few partially leucistic dark phase Arctic Skuas going by these days (John Murphy)

Juv. Sabine's Gull (John Murphy)

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