Sunday, 22 October 2017

Strumble Head 22nd Oct 2017.

Time: 07.30 - 14.30
Weather: Mostly Cloudy with some Showers
Wind: WNW 6/7

Brent Goose - 20 ( Pale Bellied )
Common Scoter - 44 ( 41 Males )
Red Throated Diver - 2
Black Throated Diver - 1
Great Northern Diver - 5
Storm Petrel - 5
Leach's Petrel - 4 ( One of which was not seen until taken by a Peregrine )
Golden Plover - 1
Pomarine Skua - 8 ( 7 Pale Adults, some with spoons. A sgl Dark Adult with spoons )
Arctic Skua - 22 ( 15 Pale, 6 Dark, 1 Juv )
Bonxie - 27
Sabine's Gull - 1 ( Juv )
Little Gull - 3 ( All 1st w )
Sandwich Tern - 1
Little Tern - 1
Black Guillemot - 1 ( Winter Plumage )

Risso's Dolphin - 1
Porpoises showing occasionally in rough seas

Count to be further updated later.

The extremely chilly Lookout well attended today & paid dividends.



Bonxie

A single Bonxie off shore at Pen Anglas this morning,large numbers of Kittiwakes passing.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Strumble Head 20th Oct 2017.

Time: 07.00 - 11.30
Wind: NW 6

Wigeon - 4
Common Scoter - 127 ( 113 M )
Manx Shearwater - 7
Pomarine Skua - 1 Pale
Arctic Skua - 1 Dark
Bonxie - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 10 ( 9 Ad, 1 1w )

Many Thanks to Richard Davies for the information. 

Strumble Head Tuesday 17th Oct 2017.

Sorry for belated report been away !

Time: 07.00 - 1345
Weather: Clear
Wind: W 6 / SW 4

Wigeon - 1 ( M )
Common Scoter - 48 ( 37 M )
Great Northern diver - 2
Sooty Shearwater - 1
Balearic Shearwater - 1
Manx Shearwater - 25
Bar Tailed Godwit - 4
Pomarine Skua - 6 ( 2 Pale one with spoons, 1 Dark, 3 Juv )
Arctic Skua - 14 ( 9 Pale, 5 Dark _
Long Tailed Skua - 6 ( All Juvs )
Bonxie - 24
Little Gull - 4 ( 3 2w, 1 1w )
Mediterranean Gull - 3 ( 1 Ad, 2 1w )
Sandwich Tern - 6
Arctic Tern - 2
Commic Tern - 4

Risso's Dolphin - 5

Many Thanks to Richard Davies, Chris Grayell & Elfyn Pugh for the information.

Another big blow Saturday, Sunday could score !

Wheatears

2 fairly late Wheatears on Dinas Mountain this morning also 80+ GoldenPlover.
A Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the garden late afternoon.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Golden Plover

170 Golden Plover on Dinas Mountain this afternoon ,little else.

Skua Spectacular

Well if the porpoises were playing hard to get today the bird life certainly wasn't. With Richard, Elfyn, Chris and a couple of others all calling Skuas my lens was more often than not pointed skyward rather than at the fleeting porps. I'd not seen so many in a single session for a long time and one even ventured to within 80Mtrs or so of the rocks. Below is a variety of images of the many different Skuas that passed by. Appologies for the quantity Adrian but all the chaps were keen to see them on the blog. Please feel free to thin them out if you wish.