Weather: F2-3 N-NE, sunny, dry, spray (am)
Observer(s): Niall T. Keogh
Great Shearwater: 1 @ 07:18 (a nice surprise given the weather!)
Sooty Shearwater: 56
Manx Shearwater: 118
Common Scoter: 2 males
Great Skua (Bonxie): 5
Arctic Skua: 3
Kittiwake: 13 incl. 3 juvs.
Chough: 38 flew West towards Loop Head (high site count)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper: 1 juvenile still present, near the pool.
Clare birder, John Murphy, who should otherwise be seawatching from The Bridges has been at Kilcummin Head, Co. Mayo & reports the following there this eve (17:30-18:30 F3 W-NW): 10 Sooty Shears, 150 Manxies, 5 Bonxies, 7 Arctic Skuas, 1 Red-throated Diver, 26 Sandwich Terns, 3 Arctic Terns, 200 Gannets & 5 Turnstones.
|Dawn at The Bridges of Ross © Niall Keogh|
|Juv. Buff-breasted Sandpiper, showing well today © Niall Keogh|
|Bridges of Ross pool, where the Buff-B is hanging out. Mega piece of vagrant habitat! © Niall Keogh|