Sunday, May 24, 2009


Three swifts zooming around over the house this evening were new for the year (99).  I never seem to get them early at Galley, its always 2 or 3 weeks after they are "in" before they show up here - great birds though, one of my favourites.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

here come the skuas

A great morning seawatching today with a good movement of skuas west past Galley between 8.00 and 10.30 am. In all, we had a total of 81 pomarine skuas, 21 bonxies and 5 arctic skuas, plus 4 storm petrels, 3 common scoter and 2 great northern divers, which has boosted the year list a bit (98).

Sunday, May 10, 2009

update from portugal

rufous bush chat oml ya bas!