Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Flagpoles 15.00 27th Jan.

A quick scan found 2 Adult Med. Gulls, on Stena side a single Great Crested Grebe & 26 Cormorants fishing in a group.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Duck!

An hour at Strumble produced only a half dozen Porpoise sightings but as we were on our way down to the lookout, a pair of Shell Duck passing west around the light caught my attention. 
Most Auks and gulls were heading east as did a couple of Gannets. The only other bird of note was another Duck, a male Scoter heading west. 
I forgot to mention the huge Feeding flocks spread out for several miles from Strumble towards Fishguard yesterday, very obvious in the clear calm conditions. Today's stormy weather seemed to have broken them up but they have been a feature of this winter. Its a phenomena that is not infrequent during the winter months but not every year and may be dependent on shoaling sprats which the local fisherman tell me are particularly abundant at the moment...

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Purples on Breakwater belated pic's from 18th Jan and Strumble Divers today..

Purples on Breakwater belated  pic's from 18th Jan sorry Adrian just found them!


Today at Strumble, plenty of Porp's (20+ low tide) but also three Diver Sp,.  passing distant so not sure either BTD  or GND  two together lots of white flank and very black uppers probably BTD  and then a single again (below)  too far to be sure of species...




Strumble Head / Harbour 22nd Jan.

In a light southerly wind a noticeable movement northeast of auks, looked all to be Razorbills & Gillies. For the time I was there movement was at an average of around 80 per minute. Very little otherwise.


The Harbour at low tide had a sizeable gull roost on flagpoles side which included a single 1st w Med. Gull. On the Stena side the Greenshank still in residence & the adult Heron still around.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Fishguard Harbour 19th Jan.

Presumably the same Greenshank reported on 5th January still present earlier on the Ferry Terminal side of the Harbour at low tide.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Blackcap

A male Blackcap seen in Fishguard town centre this morning

Flagploes 13.00 18th January

Gull numbers still high the majority Black Headed but managed to pick out a single Adult Mediterranean. Up to 20 Common Gulls in the roost as well.
A single Heron also present & approx. 40 Cormorants out in the bay.


On the Outer Breakwater yesterday 4 of each Purple Sandpiper & Ringed Plover.