Sunday, 25 August 2013

Bridges of Ross 25th August 2013

Time: 06:30-11:00 & 14:00-18:50
Weather: F4 N-NW, cool, dry & good visibility. 
Observers: Niall T. Keogh, Dan Pointon, Alan Clewes, Geoff Clewes, Alan Lewis, Dave Cooper, John Cooper, Peter Gluth, Peter Colston, Victor Caschera, Neal Warnock, Malcolm Goodman, Andy Clifton et al.

Sooty Shearwater: c.45
Manx Shearwater: c.1,335 West in 2.5 hrs (pm)
Storm Petrel: 2
Great Skua (Bonxie): 6
Arctic Skua: 6
Arctic Tern: 6

Common Dolphin: 5+
Bottlenose Dolphin: 3

Tough going! Once the winds turn North of North-West you may as well throw your hat at it as birds tend to scatter and passage can end up going both ways! Such was the case this morning with about 20+ Sooties & 300+ Manxies milling about in circles for the first couple of hours.

Checked out a few local wader & passerine sites this afternoon but to no great avail.

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