Thursday, 23 October 2014

Flagpoles 16.00

Like old times, 12 Med. Gulls at Flagpoles, ages as follows: 7 Adults, 1 2nd W, 2 1st s & 2 1st w.


Also Common Gull, 2 Redshank a few Turnstones & a Curlew.


At Strumble earlier, 2 Bonxies & 1 Arctic Skua.
Thanks Glen from NCE.

Strumble Head 22nd October.

Time: 07.30 - 15.00
Wind: SW


Common Scoter - 33 ( 27 Males )
Red Throated Diver - 2
Great Northern Diver - 2
Fulmar - 2
Manx Shearwater - 6
Balearic Shearwater - 1
Little Egret - 1
Arctis Skua - 2 ( both Dark )
Long Tailed Skua - 1 ( Juv )
Bonxie - 8
Little Gull - 3 ( All 1st w )
Mediterranean Gull - 7 ( 3 Adult , 4 1st w )


Now 2 Snow Buntings by the car park & 2 Purple Sandpiper on Ynys Michael.


Chris Grayell  

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Strumble Head 21st October. ( Totals )

Time: 07.30 - 17.15
Weather: Bright at times, generally cloudy
Wind: NW 7

Common Scoter - 27 ( 23 Males )
Teal - 5
Wigeon - 15
Pintail - 15
Fulmar - 4
Sooty Shearwater - 1
Storm Petrel - 2
Leach's Petrel - 4
Golden plover - 3
Grey plover - 1
Grey Phalarope - 5
Pomarine Skua - 36 ( 13 Pale,1 Dark, 22 Juvs )
Arctic Skua - 50 ( 34 Pale, 14 Dark, 2 Juv )
Long Tailed Skua - 7 ( All Juvs )
Bonxie - 100
Sabines Gull - 2 ( Juvs )
Little Gull - 9 ( 2 Ad,  7 1st w )
Mediterranean Gull - 3 ( Ad, 1st w , 2nd w )
Arctic Tern - 1
Commic Tern - 4


Quite a few Manx through today.






Risso's Dolphin - 2


Many Observers, Many thanks to all those involved  on such a GREAT DAY !









Monday, 20 October 2014

Strumble Head 20th October.

Time: 07.45 - 11.45
Weather: Cloudy with rain showers
Wind: W 5/6


Common Scoter - 12 ( 11 Males )
Red Throated Diver - 1
Great Northern Diver - 2
Fulmar - 1
Manx Shearwater - 11
Balearic Shearwater - 1
Arctic Skua - 3 ( 2 Dark, 1 Pale )
Bonxie - 14
Little Gull - 1 ( Ad )
Mediterranean Gull - 4 ( 1 Ad, 3 1st w )


Risso's Dolphin - 3
Porpoises showing well at times.


Very tame Snow Bunting feeding by road between Cattle Grid & Lookout.


A.Rogers, R.Davies, C.Grayell.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Strumble Head 19th October.

Time: 07.30 - 13.00
Wind:Strong SW then SSW


Common Scoter - 20 ( 14 Males )
Red Throated Diver - 1
Sooty Shearwater - 1
Manx Shearwater - 8
Balearic Shearwater - 3
Leach's Petrel - 1
Pomarine Skua - 1 ( Juv )
Arctic Skua - 1 ( Dark )
Bonxie - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 1 ( 1stw )


Some Swallows & Starlings in off sea.


Many Thanks to Chris Grayell for the info.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Strumble Head 18th October.

Time: 08.45 - 11.45
Weather: Overcast
Wind: SW 4/5


Common Scoter - 4 ( All Males )
Manx Shearwater - 2
Balearic Shearwater - 1
Pomarine Skua - 1 ( Adult Winter )
Mediterranean Gull - 1 ( Adult )
Commic Tern - 1


Risso's Dolphin - 1
Porpoise showing on & off. 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Redwings

Two flocks and several single Redwing flew over at Llanychaer this morning  over 50+ birds in total.