Sunday, 28 August 2011

21st August, 2011 Bridges of Ross, Co. Clare

Sea-watched: 06.30-12.00 & 14.50-17.50. Overcast S2.

Manx Shearwater 1,500 S
Sooty Shearwater 127 S
Great Shearwater 6 S - Several extremely close with superb long views.
Arctic Skua 14 S
Bonxie 9 S
Long Tailed Skua 1 S - Adult at mid-distance range, superb with no wing flashes.
Storm Petrel 11
Sabines Gull 3 S - Mid-distance range
Sandwich Tern 11 S
Arctic Tern 11 S
Whimbrel 50 S
Curlew 3 S
Puffin 4 S
Common Scoter 2 S
Grey Phalarope 2 S
Plus the usual Gannets, Shags, Razorbills, Fulmars & Kittiwakes

DC also had a Little Shearwater S @ 08.35 am in a flock of 100+ Shearwaters including a party of 14 Sooties. Unfortunately, I was unable to connect with the Little Shearwater and the other
birders present were also unable to pick it up.