Wednesday, July 25, 2007

quieter evening

A bit less action this evening with 4 cory's shearwaters, 1 sooty shearwater, 1 balearic shearwater and 1 pomarine skua past Galley.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

big shears at Galley

A better seawatch this morning, with 7 cory's shearwaters, 8 great shearwaters, 10 sooty shearwaters, 2 bonxies and 6 storm petrels in 5 hours.  Another 5 cory's shearwaters, 2 great shearwaters and 7 sooty shearwaters were seen this evening.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

lots of shearwaters

There was a feeding flock of approx. 3,000 manx shearwaters off Galley this evening, with 2 balearic shearwaters, 1 sooty shearwater and 5 storm petrels.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

a cory's at last!

A two and a half hour seawatch off Galley this evening produced 1 cory's shearwater, 1 bonxie, 37 storm petrels and over 50 puffins.

Monday, July 16, 2007

nothing but bonxies

4 bonxies off Galley in an hour this evening was the best of it, with plenty manx shearwaters passing too, but nothing with them.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

a bit of movement

A seawatch off Galley this evening produced 3 sooty shearwaters, 5 puffins, 40 storm petrels and a pomarine skua.

Friday, July 13, 2007

ton up at last!

Two common sandpipers at Kilkeran Lake this evening brought up the 100 for the year.  Large numbers of manx shearwaters were feeding off Long Strand, and 7 mistle thrushes were also at Long Strand tonight.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

more dugbirds

Very windy this afternoon, however still not much passing Galley - a few puffins and 3 sooty shearwaters was about it.

Monday, July 2, 2007

the dugbirds will be back soon

An impromptu late evening seawatch produced good numbers of manx shearwaters, 2 storm petrels and a sooty shearwater (99).