Thursday, 5 September 2013

Bridges of Ross 5th Sept 2013

Time: 07:00-10:30 & 15:20-17:20
Weather: F2-3 NW, cold, good visibility, dry for the most part, some light rain in the morning.
Observers: Niall T. Keogh, Noel Keogh, Joe Adamson, Glyn Sellors, Chris Holt, Jeff Copner, Brian Finnegan et al.

Balearic Shearwater: 2
Sooty Shearwater: 133
Manx Shearwater: 920 in 3.5 hrs (am) & 34 in 2 hrs (pm)
Storm Petrel: 1
Common Scoter: 3
Great Skua (Bonxie): 5
Pomarine Skua: 1 pale phase
Arctic Skua: 9
Sandwich Tern: 67
Arctic Tern: 16

Whimbrel: 12
Chough: 2
Very nice views of the Sooty & Balearic Shearwaters this morning in crisp light & the highest tally of Sandwich Terns so far. A passage of 34 Manx & 4 Sooties in 2 hours during the afternoon was just too much to handle! 

We all had a good check of the gardens at Kilbaha & fields around Loop Head producing the following migrants: 1 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail & 4 Red Admiral!...

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