Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Bridges of Ross 28th August 2012

Time: 06:45-10:00 & 12:45-16:00
Weather: F3-4 W-SW, bright & dry with good visibility (am). F4 S-SW, sunny, dry & hazy (pm).
Observer(s): Niall T. Keogh, Alan Clewes, Neal Warnock, Andy Clifton, Malcolm Goodman, Geoff Clewes, John Cooper, Dave Cooper & Allan Conlin.

Great Shearwater: 1 close @ 07:00am
Sooty Shearwater: 48
Manx Shearwater: c.1,500
Fulmar: c.600
Storm Petrel: 25
Common Scoter: 4 (3 males + 1 female)
Great Skua (Bonxie): 9
Pomarine Skua: 1 pale subadult
Arctic Skua: 10
Sabine's Gull: 1 2nd cal-year type
Kittiwake: 42 incl. 11 juvs.
Arctic Tern: 8
Puffin: 3

Black-headed Gull: 1
Dunlin: 3
Knot: 5
Black-tailed Godwit: 2
Whimbrel: 1

The first 30 seconds of this mornings seawatch produced 2 Sooties & a Stormy! Bit of a change compared to recent days. The following two hours saw some nice passage with most of the Manx & Fulmars going through highlighted by mega views of a Great Shear & Sab's Gull and a few nice skuas.

A mere 95 Manx were logged in 3 hours this afternoon so we decided to call it a day at 4pm!

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