Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fea's off the Bridges

Yet another Fea's Petrel has been seen off the Bridges of Ross on 3rd September,  a weeks later than the normal date of 24th/25th August.  There was a fantastic days seawatch with the following tally clocked for the day.

Fea's Petel (15.10)(Niall T Keogh, John N Murphy et al), along with 18 Great Shearwaters, three Balearic Shearwaters, 1,000 Sooty Shearwaters, 7,000 Manx Shearwaters, one Blue Fulmar, 14 Leache's Petrels, 11 Storm Petrels, seven Bonxies, two Pomarine Skuas, 20 Arctic Skuas, seven adult Sabine's Gull, one juvenile Black Tern, 7 Arctic Terns, two Sandwich Terns, 17 Puffins, 19 Common Scoters, 33 Whimbrel, nine Turnstones, 14 Knot and for Sanderling. One Spotted Flycatcher was in Gibsons Garden, Kilbaha, while 150 Wheatears and 250 Meadow Pipits were all over the headland.

 Sooty Shearwater off the Bridges of Ross © John N Murphy
Wheatears were scattered all over the headland © John N Murphy
Spotted Flycatcher in Gibson's garden © John N Murphy

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