Monday, July 30, 2012

North west not always best

Last Saturday on a strong north westerly wind shearwaters and skuas trickled past the Bridges.  Two Grey Phalaropes were the highlights along with 28 Sooty Shearwaters, two Arctic Skuas, one Bonxie, one Storm Petrel and good numbs of Manx Shearwaters.

Graham Clarke & Owen Foley.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Shearwaters are building

Monday 23rd July 2012

A wet misty day with prolonged wet conditions all day at The Loop. A short clearance in the evening allowed one hours seawatching off the Bridges where there was one Balearic Shearwater, seven Sooty Shearwaters, 500 Manx Shearwaters per hour, one Puffin and smaller movements of auks, Fulmamrs, Kittiwakes and some gulls. On the headland there were two Wheatears, four Raven and mixed flocks of large gulls in freshly cut fields.

 John N Murphy & Brian Finnegan.

Seabirds on the move

Tuesday 17th July 2012

 One Arctic Skua, one Bonxie and 100 Manx Shearwaters per hour were off the Bridges of Ross today.

 Brian Finnegan.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Open Season

Sunday 15th July 2012

Today has seen the beginning of the seawatching season at the Bridges of Ross where there was one Cory,s Shearwater, 200 Manx Shearwaters per hour and one Bonxie.

Geoff Hunt.