This morning, cory's shearwaters were still passing through not as frequently as yesterday, with 10 in an hour and 20 mins, along with 1 sooty shearwater and 6 puffins. Tonight's seawatch was pretty quiet with only 3 pomarine skuas, a sooty shearwater and 1 arctic skua past Galley.
Saturday, July 29, 2006
A sunny seawatch this morning produced 2 great shearwaters, 8 cory's shearwaters, 10 sooty shearwaters, 3 bonxies and a few puffins. By the afternoon numbers of cory's shearwaters had reached c.140 per hour, and a 2 hour evening seawatch recorded a further 92 cory's, with 5 great shearwaters, 2 balearic shearwaters, 13 sooty shearwaters, 2 pomarine skuas, 2 storm petrels, 5 arctic skuas and a bonxie. Day totals for cory's ranged between 750 and 900.
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Conditions weren't great for seawatching this morning (too sunny and light winds) but there was still 3 arctic skuas past Galley, along with a common tern and 50 common scoter.
A wood sandpiper was at Clogheen Marsh this afternoon. This evening 2 sooty shearwaters, 3 pomarine skuas and 2 bonxies were seen off Galley, around a large feeding flock of manx shearwaters and gannets.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
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Saturday, July 8, 2006
The wind had eased a bit this morning, and despite the sunny conditions 1 common tern, 5 pomarine skuas (4 adults & 1 immature) and 4 adult sabine's gulls all headed west (106 for the year), with 4 sooty shearwaters and a few storm petrels also seen.
Another 5 pomarine skuas went through this evening.
Friday, July 7, 2006
Difficult to connect with birds today, despite good seawatching weather. The second long-tailed skua of the month went through this morning, with an arctic skua and a cory's shearwater through also. The wind had picked up to a gale by the afternoon, resulting in a good passage of manx shearwaters, c. 20 sooty shearwaters (patch year tick - 103), 1 common tern and a juvenile sabine's gull.
It was also my mum's birthday - hooray!