Saturday, 24 August 2013

Bridges of Ross 24th August 2013

Time: 06:30-10:30 & 13:50-18:30
Weather: F3 W-SW (am) & F4 SW turning W-NW (pm) with misty squalls, cool.
Observers: Niall T. Keogh, Dan Pointon, Alan Clewes, Geoff Clewes, Alan Lewis, Dave Cooper, John Cooper, Peter Gluth, Peter Colston, Jim Sheehan, Victor Caschera, Neal Warnock et al.

Great Shearwater: 3
Balearic Shearwater: 1
Sooty Shearwater: 350+
Manx Shearwater: 1,880+
Storm Petrel: 10
Common Scoter: 8
Great Skua (Bonxie): 18
Arctic Skua: 9
Little Gull: 1 juv
Sandwich Tern: 5
Arctic Tern: 25
Puffin: 1

Whimbrel: 21

Peregrine: 1
Kestrel: 1

Common Dolphin: 10+
Harbour Porpoise: 2
Ocean Sunfish: 1

Wind was in the right direction this afternoon with a bit of precipitation to back it up but unfortunately originating from a system which was too broad & not concentrated enough further out at sea. Hence there was very little other than a constant trickle of shearwaters, especially in the afternoon. Not much even in the way of Gannets, Kittiwakes or Fulmars! Highlight of the day was the first two Great Shearwaters which came past side by side & at a nice range too.

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