Saturday, 19 August 2017

Strumble Head 19th August 2017.

Time: 06.00 - 15.00
Weather: Some cloud but generally bright
Wind: WSW 5/6

Common Scoter - 58 ( 38 Males )
Sooty Shearwater - 1
Balearic Shearwater - 2
Storm Petrel - 8 ( Probably a few more )
Ringed plover - 19
Dunlin - 3
Whimbrel - 5
Redshank - 3
Turnstone - 3
Grey Phalarope - 2
Pomarine Skua - 2 ( Pale Adult & Juv )
Arctic Skua - 8 ( 3 Pale Adult, 5 Dark Adult )
Long Tailed Skua - 1 ( Juvenile )
Bonxie - 10
Sabines Gull - 1 (Full Slate Hooded Adult )
Sandwich Tern - 12
Little Tern - 2
'Commic Tern' - 1
Puffin - 1

Common Dolphin - 12+
Porpoises showing occasionally
Ocean Sunfish - 4

Up to 10 present, with 2 having come from Liverpool for the day !


Friday, 18 August 2017

Strumble Head 18th August 2017.

Time: 05.45 - 14.15
Wind: W4 then SW 5/6

Common Scoter - 20 ( 17 Males )
Sooty Shearwater - 1
Balearic Shearwater - 5
Sanderling - 18
Dunlin - 56
Whimbrel - 9
Grey Phalarope - 1
Pomarine Skua - 1 ( Juv )
Arctic Skua - 7 ( 1 Pale, 6 Dark )
Bonxie - 5
Mediterranean Gull - 2 ( Both Adult )
Sandwich Tern - 3
Commic Tern - 12
Black Tern - 1
Puffin - 4

Risso's Dolphin - 7 ( Including 1 calf )

Chris Grayell





Sunday, 13 August 2017

Strumble Head 13th August 2017.

05.45 - 12.45
Wind: very Light W until 10 Then S

Wigeon - 1
Common Scoter - 101 ( 73 Males )
Dunlin - 17
Whimbrel - 5
Turnstone - 1
Arctic Skua - 6 ( 2 Pale, 4 Dark )
Bonxie - 1
Sandwich Tern - 8
Common Tern - 2
Puffin - 1

Common Dolphin - 100+

Chris Grayell 

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Strumble Head Early Evening Shift 12th Aug 2017

Time: 16.00 - 18.00
Weather: Sunny
Wind: W 3

Common Scoter - 59 ( 53 Males )
Black Tailed Godwit - 8

Common Dolphin - 2
Porpoises showing occasionally

Wdigbirder & Graham Powell ( AKA Tall Twitcher ! )

Strumble Bonxie

Following on from Chis's report here's some images of the Bonxie that he recorded this morning. First one I've seen an quite a while. Autumn is coming!!!




Strumble Head 12th August 2017.

Time: 05.45 - 12.45
Wind: W 3/4

Common Scoter - 75 ( 51 Males )
Balearic Shearwater - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Whimbrel - 14
Arctic Skua - 2 ( Both Pale )
Bonxie - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 1 ( Juv )
Sandwich Tern - 4

Common Dolphin - 20/25 

Chris Grayell

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Strumble Head (06 Aug 17)

Time: 0515 - 0900
Weather: Sunny spells.
Wind: SW (F4)

Storm Petrel - 2
Arctic Skua - 1 (D)
Great Skua - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 2 (AdW, AdS)
Sandwich Tern - 3
Common Scoter - 151 (64F, 87M)
Whimbrel - 1
Dunlin - 13

Common Dolphin - 2 pods of 5 and 15
Common Porpoise - showing quite well.