Saturday, 29 August 2015

Strumble Head (29 Aug 15)

Time: 0600 - 1800
Weather: Sunny
Wind: SW (F4)

Sooty Shearwater - 2
Balearic Shearwater - 12
Pomarine Skua - 2 (P with spoons)
Arctic Skua - 9 (5P, 3D, 1J)
Great Skua - 2
Sabine's Gull - 2 (Ad W)
Little Gull - 2 (Ad W, 1stW)
Mediterranean Gull - 2 (Ad W)
Comic Tern - 126
Sandwich Tern - 72
Roseate Tern - 1
Common Scoter - 14 (3F, 11M)
Whimbrel - 9
Curlew - 1
Turnstone - 9
Dunlin - 22
Sanderling - 3

Sunfish - 1
Common Porpoise - showing on and off all day.
Common Dolphin - one pod of 15 animals
Risso's Dolphin - 3 (Including one very large all white animal)

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Strumble Head 25th August.

From Rob Rackliffe, down from Kent.


06.30 - .8015


Balearic Shearwater - 2
Arctic Skua - 8
Bonxie - 3
Black Tern - 11


Many Thanks Rob.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Strumble Head 24th August.

News from Chris Grayell, Simon Murray & Steve Berry.


Common Scoter - 11
Balearic Shearwater - 3
Arctic Skua - 17
Long tailed Skua - 1
Bonxie - 6
Black Tern - 17
Sandwich Tern - 5
Commic Tern - 72


Common Dolphin - 5
 

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Strumble Head (23 Aug 15)

Time: 0600 - 1200
Weather: Rain
Wind: W (F4-5)

Sooty Shearwater - 1
Balearic Shearwater - 2
Storm Petrel - 3
Arctic Skua - 2 (1D, 1P)
Great Skua - 2
Little Gull - 1 (1st W)
Black Tern - 105
Little Tern - 4
Comic Tern - 430
Roseate Tern - 1
Sandwich Tern - 5
Common Scoter - 52 (14F, 38M)
Mallard - 1
Wigeon - 8
Teal - 25
Bar Tailed Godwit - 29
Black Tailed Godwit - 1
Whimbrel - 30
Knot - 16
Dunlin - 18
Sanderling - 2
Turnstone - 6
Puffin - 1
Wheatear - 1

Common Porpoise - showing off and on.
Common Dolphin - small pod of about 5 animals
Sunfish - 1

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Strumble Head (22 Aug 15)

Time: 0600 - 1800
Weather: Rain
Wind: S (F3)

Sooty Shearwater - 1
Balearic Shearwater - 1
Pomarine Skua - 1 (1P with Spoons)
Arctic Skua - 2 (1P, 1D)
Great Skua - 5 (Including one that dropped on and killed after a prolonged fight - Herring Gull 1stW)
Sabine's Gull - 1 (Ad W)
Mediterranean Gull - 1 (1st W)
Black Tern - 1
Comic Tern - 85
Sandwich Tern - 1
Common Scoter - 39 (8F, 31M)
Teal - 1
Whimbrel - 1
Redshank - 1

Common Porpoise - showing exceptionally well all day - lots of animals
Common Dolphin - showing well from mid morning until 1800.  Over 55 animals in 3+ pods.
Risso's Dolphin - 5 animals including 3 almost white probable males.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Philosc' fall!

This morning my garden was crawling with phylloscopus warblers all of which looked to be adult Chiff Chaffs warm brown with darker brown upper parts with contrasting pale supercillum

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Moving House.

After 14 years living in the middle of Fishguard we are moving house imminently & have settled on a location slightly further out of town now. With this my mind has turned to the best or most unexpected birds had in or from the garden during that period which have taken the ' Garden List ' to a respectable 73 species or thereabouts.
Top 3 'Flyovers'
Great White Egret -  30/10/2013
Hen Harrier ( Male ) - 11/03/2010
Great Northern Diver - 08/11/2013 or Bittern 05/03/2012

Top 3 actually in the Garden & Photographed below - Wawings 12/12/2010, Yellow Browed Warbler 29/09/2012 & Common Gull 26/12/2010 with said garden in between.