Saturday, 23 August 2014

Strumble Head (23 Aug 14)

Time: 0600 - 1500
Weather: Sunny. 
Wind: N (F5)

Arctic Skua - 2 (D)
Mediterranean Gull - 1 (1stW)
Sandwich Tern - 54
Common Scoter - 5 (2F, 3M)
Whimbrel - 10
Bar Tailed Godwit - 5
Knot - 1

Common Porpoise - showing well.
Common Dolphin - 1 pod of about 8 individuals.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Med. Gull PNE4

The Adult Med. Gull with colour ring White PNE4 on Red darvic ring was ringed as a pullus ( nestling to those of us that aren't ringers ) at Opoloskie, Poland on 10th June 2011 by Jakub Szymczak. It's the fifth siting since fledging the others at Men - Aver Beach Cornwall on 1st Oct 2012, the same site on 31st Dec 2013, Bootertown , County Dublin 6th July 2014 & at Penally a week before the Fishguard Harbour siting.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Strumble Head 19th August.

Time: 09.15 - 15.00
Weather: Bright
Wind: NW 3



Common Scoter - 1 ( Male )
Sanderling - 1
Arctic Skua - 1 ( Dark )
Bonxie - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 1 ( Juv )
Sandwich Tern - 4


Porpoises showing on & off.


Many Thanks to Paul Grennard for the stuff after 11.45

Monday, 18 August 2014

Strumble Head 18th August.

Time: 09.15 - 11.45
Weather: Bright
Wind: N 5/6


Common Scoter - 17 ( 14 Males )
Knot - 1
Dunlin - 45
Arctic Skua - 1 ( Dark )
Long Tailed Skua - 1 ( Juv )
Bonxie - 2
Sandwich Tern - 6
Commic Tern - 7


Porpoise seen.


Many Thanks to Ceri Jones for the reports before I arrived.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Strumble Head (17 Aug 14)

Time: 0600 - 1500
Weather: Dry, sunny.
Wind: NW (F7-5)

Great Shearwater - 1 (1348)
Sooty Shearwater - 3
Balearic Shearwater - 2
Long Tailed Skua - 1 (Ad) (0800) (Lacking tail streamers)
Arctic Skua - 3 (1D, 2P)
Great Skua - 3
Comic Tern - 2
Sandwich Tern - 8
Common Scoter - 25 (10F, 15M)
Whimbrel - 3
Bar Tailed Godwit - 2
Black Tailed Godwit - 9
Dunlin - 10
Sanderling - 10
Turnstone - 1
Ringed Plover - 1
Puffin - 1

Common Porpoise - showing well all day
Sunfish - 1

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Strumble Head (16 Aug 14)

Time: 0600 - 1230
Weather: Dry, bright.
Wind: WSW (F5-6)

Great Skua - 1
Arctic Skua - 1 (D)
Common Scoter - 40 (19F, 21M)

Mediterranean Gull - 3 (2 1stW, 1 2ndW)
Sandwich Tern - 7
Common Sandpiper - 1

Common Porpoise - Showing on and off all morning.
Common Dolphin - 1 pod of about 12 animals including at least one very small individual.
Risso's Dolphin - 1 (Full breach, not seen before or after)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014