At the Bridges of Ross there were 14 Sooty Shearwaters, eight Leach’s Petrels, one Storm Petrel, two Common Scoter, 54 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, seven Red-throated Divers, six Grey Phalaropes, 28 Bonxies, one Pomarine Skua, 23 Arctic Skuas, two adult and two juvenile Sabine’s Gulls, one first-winter Little Gull, 16 Arctic Terns, ten Sandwich Terns, three Puffins and one Lapland Bunting in the Horse fields.Leave a comment
The Buff-breasted Sandpiper was still in the fields next to the Bridges of Ross today (Niall T Keogh, Brian Finnegan & Jeff Copner).
The Osprey is still at Lahinch Marsh along with a juvenile Peregrine (Howard Williams).
Seawatching off the Bridges of Ross today produced two Great Shearwaters, one Balearic Shearwater, 2,300 Sooty Shearwaters, seven Bonxies, five Pomarine Skuas, four Arctic Skuas, six Puffins and ten Common Scoter.
Osprey at Lahinch © John N Murphy
The juvenile Osprey was still at Lahinch Marsh this morning (John N Murphy et al), along with one Kingfisher and one Common Sandpiper.
A juvenile Ruff was at Liscannor Pier.
One dark phased Arctic Skua was chasing Sandwich Terns at Rineville Bay.
At the Bridges of Ross today there were 113 Sooty Shearwater, 1,056 Manx Shearwaters (am), 300 Fulmar, 430 Gannets, 26 Storm Petrels two male Common Scoters, six Great Skuas (Bonxie), one sub adult Pomarine Skua, one Arctic Skua, thre juvenile Sabine’s Gulls, 19 Kittiwakes, 12 Arctic Terns, 12 Sandwich Terns, seven Puffins, 41 Razorbills, 22 Guillemots, 67 Auk specie, two Mallards, 12 Chough and a Lapland Bunting at the watchpoint.