Friday, 18 August 2017

Strumble Head 18th August 2017.

Time: 05.45 - 14.15
Wind: W4 then SW 5/6

Common Scoter - 20 ( 17 Males )
Sooty Shearwater - 1
Balearic Shearwater - 5
Sanderling - 18
Dunlin - 56
Whimbrel - 9
Grey Phalarope - 1
Pomarine Skua - 1 ( Juv )
Arctic Skua - 7 ( 1 Pale, 6 Dark )
Bonxie - 5
Mediterranean Gull - 2 ( Both Adult )
Sandwich Tern - 3
Commic Tern - 12
Black Tern - 1
Puffin - 4

Risso's Dolphin - 7 ( Including 1 calf )

Chris Grayell





Sunday, 13 August 2017

Strumble Head 13th August 2017.

05.45 - 12.45
Wind: very Light W until 10 Then S

Wigeon - 1
Common Scoter - 101 ( 73 Males )
Dunlin - 17
Whimbrel - 5
Turnstone - 1
Arctic Skua - 6 ( 2 Pale, 4 Dark )
Bonxie - 1
Sandwich Tern - 8
Common Tern - 2
Puffin - 1

Common Dolphin - 100+

Chris Grayell 

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Strumble Head Early Evening Shift 12th Aug 2017

Time: 16.00 - 18.00
Weather: Sunny
Wind: W 3

Common Scoter - 59 ( 53 Males )
Black Tailed Godwit - 8

Common Dolphin - 2
Porpoises showing occasionally

Wdigbirder & Graham Powell ( AKA Tall Twitcher ! )

Strumble Bonxie

Following on from Chis's report here's some images of the Bonxie that he recorded this morning. First one I've seen an quite a while. Autumn is coming!!!




Strumble Head 12th August 2017.

Time: 05.45 - 12.45
Wind: W 3/4

Common Scoter - 75 ( 51 Males )
Balearic Shearwater - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Whimbrel - 14
Arctic Skua - 2 ( Both Pale )
Bonxie - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 1 ( Juv )
Sandwich Tern - 4

Common Dolphin - 20/25 

Chris Grayell

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Strumble Head (06 Aug 17)

Time: 0515 - 0900
Weather: Sunny spells.
Wind: SW (F4)

Storm Petrel - 2
Arctic Skua - 1 (D)
Great Skua - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 2 (AdW, AdS)
Sandwich Tern - 3
Common Scoter - 151 (64F, 87M)
Whimbrel - 1
Dunlin - 13

Common Dolphin - 2 pods of 5 and 15
Common Porpoise - showing quite well.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Strumble Head (05 Aug 17)

Time: 0515 - 0900
Weather: Sunny spells.
Wind: NW (F3)

Common Scoter - 459 (136F, 323M)
Mediterranean Gull - 2 (1stW, AdW)
Sandwich Tern - 2
Curlew - 1
Whimbrel - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1

Common Dolphin - c.15
Common Porpoise - showing occasionally

Friday, 4 August 2017

Gadwall

8 Gadwall on the pond at Llanychaer this evening before taking off and heading up the valley.

Strumble Head 4th August 2017.

Time: 06.00 - 09.30
Weather; Bright, Sunny
Wind: WSW 3

Gadwall - 2 ( The first since 2012 )
Shoveler - 1
Common Scoter - 262 ( 244 Males )
Dunlin - 2
Curlew - 2
Arctic Skua - 4 ( All Pale )
Sandwich tern - 2
Puffin - 3

Common Dolphin - A pod of approx. 12 to 15 animals east to west about half way out.
Porpoises showing occasionally.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Strumble Head 3rd August 2017 ( 2 Watches )

Time: 05.45 - 12.45
Wind: SW ( Howler )

Common Scoter - 14 ( 9 males )
Balearic Shearwater - 1
Storm Petrel - 1
Puffin - 1

( Chris Grayell )

Time; 16.30 - 18.00
Weather: Bright, clouding up towards end
Wind: SW 5/6

Common Scoter - 1 ( M )
Storm Petrel - 7
Puffin - 1

Porpoises showing well considering the sea conditions.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Strumble Head 1st August 2017.

Time: 16.00 - 18.00
Weather: Bright, some cloud.
Wind: SW3

Common Scoter - 13 ( 11 males )
Dunlin - 6
Sandwich Tern - 2
Puffin - 1

Porpoises showing all through the watch.

Manxies numerous & a large number of Guillemots with young on sea.