Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Strumble Head (30 Aug 16)

Time: 0600 - 1600
Weather: Sunny spells, drizzle.
Wind: SSW (F4)

Sooty Shearwater - 1
Balearic Shearwater - 2
Storm Petrel - 1
Arctic Skua - 12 (9D, 3P)
Great Skua - 3
Mediterranean Gull - 2 (1stW)
Little Gull - 1 (1stW)
Sandwich Tern - 5
Comic Tern - 9
Common Scoter - 179 (14F, 165M)
Teal - 3
Curlew - 1
Whimbrel - 1
Redshank - 1
Knot - 10

Risso's Dolphin - c10
Bottlenose Dolphin - c10
Common Dolphin - c100 (in many small groups right across the panorama)
Common Porpoise - Lots and showing well.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Strumble Head (29 Aug 16)

Time: 0600 - 1600
Weather: Sunny.
Wind: Calm (am), SW (F2) (pm)

Balearic Shearwater - 1
Arctic Skua - 5 (2P, 3D)
Great Skua - 2
Sandwich Tern - 24
Comic Tern - 28
Black Tern - 1
Little Tern - 1
Common Scoter - 168 (15F, 153M)
Teal - 2
Whimbrel - 3
Bar Tailed Godwit - 10
Dunlin - 27
Knot - 86
Sanderling - 2
Curlew Sandpiper - 2

Risso's Dolphin - 5 (different group to yesterday)
Common Dolphin - 3 different groups of 5, 15 and 25
Common Porpoise - showing on and off all day

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Strumble Head (28 Aug 16)

Time: 0600 - 1800
Weather: Misty and poor vis until 1pm then clear.
Wind: Calm (early am), then S (F2-4) until 12noon then W (F4) until 2pm then N (F5-6)

Great Shearwater - 1 (@ 1455 tracking behind the ferry - seems to have been reported from the ferry as well according to the pager)

Sooty Shearwater - 1
Balearic Shearwater - 2
Great Skua - 2
Arctic Skua - 5 (3D, 2P)
Sandwich Tern - 35
Comic Tern - 11
Common Scoter - 132 (11F, 121M
Wigeon - 3
Shoveler - 1
Bar Tailed Godwit - 2
Dunlin - 6
Puffin - 2

Risso's Dolphin - 5 (one group including one large white bull male)
Common Dolphin - 20 (one pod feeding in tide race)
Common Porpoise - showing on and off all day





Barnacle Geese

A flock of around 40 Barnacle Geese flew over fairly high heading north at Llanychaer presumably birds from the feral flock at Cardigan.
Slightly later a Green Sandpiper drop in on the pond at Llanychaer

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Strumble Head (27 Aug 16)

Time: 0600 - 1500
Weather: Sunny spells.
Wind: E (F4)

Arctic Skua - 2 (D)
Sandwich Tern - 10
Comic Tern - 3
Common Scoter - 35 (8F, 27M)
Whimbrel - 2
Redshank - 1
Dunlin - 2

Minke Whale - 1 (@ 0605 showing for over 3 mins at reasonable long range but flat calm at time)
Common Dolphin - 3 pods of circa 10, 6 and 3 individuals
Common Porpoise - lots and showing well

Friday, 26 August 2016

Pen Anglas

This morning fly by single Golden Plover and Whimbrel,also Grey Heron. Several Whitethroats seen,a Reed Bunting also a juv Dartford Warbler and 2 Chough.
At Llanychaer a Goshawk being chased by 2 Ravens.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Butterflies

Plenty of butterflies on the Buddleia in the garden the last few days including Red Admirals,
Small Tortoiseshells, Peacocks , Painted Ladies and a single Silver Washed Fritillary.
A single Spotted Flycatcher along the river.