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Waterford seawatch summaries 2011

 
Waterford seawatch summaries 2011

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Sun 13 Nov - Helvick Head 
Seawatch 15:00-16:30 (CF, PMW)
Weather: wind 7 SE, vis moderate.
Great Skua: 9+ W
Manx Shearwater: 1 W
Red-throated Diver: 1 W
diver species: 1 E
Gannet, Kittiwake, large auks: not counted.; no Fulmars.

 
Sun 6 Nov - Brownstown Head 
Seawatch 08:10-10:10 (PMW)
Weather: wind 1 NE, vis excellent, 0/8, sunny.
Red-throated Diver: 2 E, 5 W
Great Northern Diver: 1 on sea
Arctic Skua: 1 juv E
Brent Goose: 7 W
Wigeon: 5 E, 3 W
Gannet: 1 E, 1 W
Kittiwake: 206 E, 171 W
Large auks: 52 E, 5 W
Lesser Redpoll: 15+ W along cliffs
Porpoise: 2
 
 
Fri 4 Nov - Ram Head:
Seawatch 13:45-15:30 (AM)
Arctic Skua: 6 including 3 picking on a Kittiwake
Pomarine Skua: 1 also chasing Kittiwake
Great Skua: 4
Red-throated Diver: 1 E
Great Northern Diver: 1 E
Fin Whale: 1
Common Dolphin: 200+
Porpoise: 1
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Mon 31 Oct - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 09:10-11:00 & 12:20-1:05 (CF)
'Blue' Fulmar: 3
Manx Shearwater: 4
Storm Petrel: 1
petrel species: 1 'large'
Red-throated Diver: 5
LONG-TAILED SKUA: 1 juv
Pomarine Skua: 14
Arctic Skua: 27
Great Skua: 30
Little Gull: 4 1st-winter
Sandwich Tern: 2
Fulmar, Gannet, Kittiwake, large auks: strong passage W up to c10:30 (when rain started & wind dropped).
Skua counts underestimates (many distant birds not assigned to species).
 
 
Sun 30 Oct - Brownstown Head:
Seawatch 08:00-10:00 (PMW)
Weather: wind 4 SW, vis moderate to good, dry
Great Northern Diver: 2 W
Red-throated Diver: 1 W
Brent Goose: 34 W (9, 6, 9, 10)
Pomarine Skua: 1 imm W
Arctic Skua: 1 ad pale E
Fulmar: 2 E, 10 W
Gannet: 10 E, 73 W
Kittiwake: 152 E, 355 W
Sandwich Tern: 1 W
Common/Arctic Tern: 1 W
Large auk sp: 286 E, 169 W
Porpoise: 1
Grey Seal: 1
 
 
Sat 29 Oct - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 16:40-17:40 (MAD, PMW)
Weather: wind 4-5 SW, vis moderate
Balearic Shearwater: 1 W (medium-pale bird)
Great Skua: 12 (8 W, 4 off-passage)
Arctic Skua: 2 (adult pale W, juv off-passage)
Pomarine Skua: 3 adult or subadult pale W
Little Gull: 1 juvenile W
Fulmar: 1 W
Gannet, Kittiwake, large auks: not counted
 
 
Sat 29 Oct - Ballinclamper, Clonea Strand:
(MC)
Great Skua: 8+
Arctic Skua: 4+
Pomarine Skua: 2
Little Gull: 1 juvenile
 
 
Thurs 27 Oct - Ram Head:
Seawatch 11:05-13:05 (AM)
Arctic Skua: 3 attacking Kittiwakes
Pomarine Skua: 1 also picking on a Kittiwake!
Great Northern Diver: 1 E
Arctic/Common Tern: 1
Fin Whale: 1
Risso's Dolphin: 3
Common Dolphin: 100+
 
 
Sun 23 Oct - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 15:10-16:10 (PMW)
Weather: wind 6-7 SE, vis poor, drizzle/rain.
Fulmar: 195 W
Great Crested Grebe: 1 on sea
Great Skua: 1 W
Arctic Skua: 2 W
Arctic Tern: 1 W
Gannet, Kittiwake, large auks: not counted
 
 
Sat 22 Oct - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 08:30-11:30 (CF, JAP, BS)
Manx Shearwater: 3
Red-throated Diver: 1
Great Crested Grebe: 2
Common Scoter: 1 male W
Great Skua: 5
Pomarine Skua: 3 (1 adult & 2 1st-winters)
Arctic Skua: 10 (5 adults, 1 2nd-cal & 4 1st-winters)
Little Gull: 4 1st-winters
Common Tern: 2
Gannet, Kittwake, auks: large passage W
 
 
Fri 21 Oct - Ballinard / Ballynacourty Point:
Seawatch 16:15-17:00 (CF)
Great Skua: 4
Pomarine Skua: 5 
Arctic Skua: 6 
Little Gull:  2 1st-winters
Sandwich Tern: 3
Great Northern Diver: 1 on sea
Red-throated Diver: 2 on sea
Kittiwake: very large passage
Gannet: good numbers
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Sat 15 Oct - Brownstown Head:
Seawatch 08:55-12:00 (JB, PMW)
Weather: 5-6 SW, vis moderate, some drizzle.
Great Skua: 2 E
Arctic Skua: 1 E,  1 W
Fulmar: 2 W
Gannet: 20 E, 29 W
Red-throated Diver: 1 W (& on sea)
Diver species: 1 W
Wigeon: 13 W
Shelduck: 3 W
Kittiwake: 17 E, 159 W
Sandwich Tern: 1 W
Large auk species: 27 E, 34 W
 
 
Weds 12 Oct - Ram Head
Seawatch 15:15-16:55 (AM)
Arctic Skua: 2 W
Great Skua: 1 E
Sandwich Tern: 11
Arctic Tern: 9
shearwaters: 200+ W (probably mostly Manx)
House Martin: 65+ S
 
 
Weds 5 Oct - Brownstown Head:
Seawatch 09:40-11:40 (MAD, PMW)
Weather: wind 5-6 SW-W, vis moderate
Sooty Shearwater: 1 W
Manx Shearwater: 36 W
Fulmar: 3 W
Gannet: 7 E, 158 W
Common Scoter: 2 E
Red-throated Diver: 1 on sea
Great Skua: 8 W
Arctic Skua: 2 W
Kittiwake: 3 E, 3 W
Sandwich Tern: 2 W
Razorbill: 3 W
Guillemot: 3 W
Large auk sp: 7 E, 18 E
Golden Plover: 3 W
Porpoise: 1
 
 
Sun 2 Oct - Brownstown Head:
Seawatch 08:30-11:30 (JB, PMW)
Weather: wind 1-2 S, vis moderate to poor, some drizzle.
Red-throated Diver: 1  W (ad summer)
Great Skua: 2 W
Pomarine Skua: 1 imm W
Arctic Skua: 6 W (also chasing terns)
Gannet: 29 E, 104 W
Kittiwake: 19 E, 115 W
Sandwich Tern: 2 E, 23 W
Arctic Tern: 3 W
Common/Arctic Tern: 2 W
Razorbill: 1 E, 11 W
Guillemot: 10 W
Large auk sp: 47 E

Sun 25 Sept - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 12:00-17:00 (CF, MC, PMW)
Weather: wind 4-5 SW, vis moderate to good
Great Shearwater: 1
Sooty Shearwater: 5
Balearic Shearwater: 5 W incl very pale bird @ 13:15
Manx Shearwater: <30
'Blue' Fulmar: 1
Storm Petrel: 4 W
Common Scoter: 1 male W
Grey Phalarope: 2 W
Arctic Skua: 10 (mainly W)
Great Skua: 20 (mainly W)
SABINE'S GULL: 1 juvenile W @ 16:42
Little Tern: 1
Roseate Tern: 20+
Arctic, Common, Sandwich Terns: large nos
Black Tern: 5 juvs (2 into Dungarvan Bay, 3 W singly)
Puffin: 3 W
Porpoise: 1-2
 

Tues 20 Sept - Ram Head:
Seawatch 08:30-10:10 (AM)
Balearic Shearwater: 1
Manx Shearwater: 20-30
Storm Petrel: 1 E
Common Scoter: 7 E
Great Skua: 1 W
Fin Whale: 1
Common Dolphin: 100
 
 
Sun 18 Sept - Brownstown Head:
Seawatch 07:55-09:55, 10:00-11:00 (JB, PMW)
Weather: 4-5 NW, vis excellent to moderate, occasional drizzle
Balearic Shearwater: 3 W (08:26, 08:29, 10:33 - last 2 very pale below
Manx Shearwater: 1 E, 2 W
Gannet: 220 E, 405 W
Common Scoter: 4 E, 8 W
Wigeon: 6 W
Dunlin: 27 E
Great Skua: 1 W
Arctic Skua: 2 W
Kittiwake: 5 E, 85 W
Sandwich Tern: 38 E, 183 W
Arctic Tern: 3 W
Common/Arctic Tern: 2 E, 22 W
Razorbill: 14 W
Guillemot: 4 W
Large auk sp: 2 E, 98 W
 
 
Fri 16 Sept - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 09:00-12:30 (CF):
Balearic Shearwater: 3 W
Sooty Shearwater: 6 W
Storm Petrel: 2 W
LONG-TAILED SKUA: 2 W (adult & juvenile)
Pomarine Skua: 2 W
Arctic Skua: 20 W
Great Skua: 5 W
Black Tern: 3 juveniles W
Manx Shearwater, Sterna terns: lots
Seawatch 13:15-17:30 (MC,CF):
Sooty Shearwater: 4
petrel sp (probably Storm Petrel): 4
Grey Phalarope: 1
Arctic Skua: 10+
Great Skua: 3
SABINE'S GULL: 2 juvenileS
Porpoise: 4
 
Mon 12 Sept - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 09:55-11:55 (PA, MC, MC snr, PMW)
Weather: wind 7-8 SW to W, vis moderate, sunny.
Storm Petrel: 5 (4+ W)
Great Skua: 2 W
Arctic Skua: 4 (2 E, 2 W)
Little Tern: 1 W
Arctic Tern: 25+ W or feeding
Manx Shearwater: very few - 1 E, 4 W
Porpoise: 1
 
 
Sun 11 Sept - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 13:48-14:48 (MC):
SABINE'S GULL: 3 adults
Balearic Shearwater: 1
Sooty Shearwater: 1
Storm Petrel: 1
Grey Phalarope: 1

Arctic Tern: slow but steady passage
Porpoise: 2
 
 
Sat 10 Sept - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 12:00-18:00 (CF, FO'C, DW, JAP, BS)
CORY'S SHEARWATER 1
Great Shearwater: 1
Sooty Shearwater: 30+
Balearic Shearwater: 3
Manx Shearwater: 1000+/hour W
Storm Petrel: 6+
Grey Phalarope: 25+
Pomarine Skua: 1
Arctic Skua: 20+
Great Skua: 12
SABINE'S GULL: 6 (3 ad, 3 juv)
Little Gull: 1 juv
Little Tern: 2

 
Fri 9 Sept - Ram Head:
Seawatch 17:10-18:40 (PMW)
Weather: wind 4-5 SW, vis moderate to poor, drizzle
Balearic Shearwater: 1 W
Sooty Shearwater: 1 W
Great Skua: 1 W
Manx Shearwater: 75 W
Fulmar: 3 E, 24 W
Gannet: 1 E, 17 W
Kittiwake: 4 W
Sandwich Tern: 4 W
Guillemot: 3 W
Large auk sp: 74 W
Puffin: 1 W
 
 
Sun 4 Sept - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 17:20-18:20 (MC, MAD, FO'C, PMW)
Weather: F6 SW, vis moderate
Sooty Shearwater: 1W
Manx Shearwater: 32 E, 305 W
Fulmar: 1E, 16 W
Arctic Tern: 2 W (juv & ad)
Puffin: 1 W
Whimbrel: 1 W
Gannet, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, large auks: not counted
 
 
Sat 3 Sep - Brownstown Head:
07:40-10:40 (JB, PMW)
Weather: 4-5 SW later 2-3 W, vis moderate to good, occasional drizzle
Balearic Shearwater: 1 W @ 08:47
Arctic Skua: 2 E @ 08:33 & 09:52
Great Skua: 1 W @ 10:39
Manx Shearwater: 60 E, 384W, 1 on sea
Fulmar: 7 E, 39 W
Gannet: 143 E, 94 W
Bar-tailed Godwit: 2 W
Kittiwake: 7 E
Sandwich Tern: 101 E, 37 W
Razorbill: 3 E, 28 W
Large auk sp: 4 E, 39 W
 

 
Mon 29 Aug - Ram Head:
(AM)
Manx Shearwater: very few
Great Skua: 2
Arctic Skua: 1 dark-phase
auks: few flying
Common Dolphin: 6
 
 
Sun 21 Aug - Brownstown Head:
07:00-10:00 (Seatrack dedicated watch, PMW)
Weather: F2 SW, vis good to excellent, mainly sunny, no rain
Manx Shearwater: 114 E, 199 W
Fulmar: 13 E, 22 W
Gannet: 290 E, 251 W
Kittiwake: 4 E, 21 W
Sandwich Tern: 14 E, 205 W
Commic Tern: 2 W
Razorbill: 1 W
Guillemot: 2 on sea
Large auk sp: 1 W
 
 
Sat 20 Aug - Brownstown Head:
20:25-20:55 (PMW)
Weather: F2 SW, vis moderate.

Manx Shearwater: 13 E, 2 W
Fulmar: 3 W
Gannet: 28 E, 54 W
Kittiwake: 3 E, 2 W
Sandwich Tern: 1 W
 
 
Sat 20 Aug - Helvick Head:
17:15-17:45 (PMW)
Weather: F2-3 SW, vis good, dry
Manx Shearwater: 46 W
Storm Petrel: 1 W
Fulmar: 1 E, 13 W
Gannet: 2 E, 71 W
Kittiwake: 1 E, 4 W
Puffin: 2 juvs W (1 on sea briefly)
Razorbill: 1 W
 
 
Sat 20 Aug - Ram Head:
14:50-15:50 (MAD, PMW)
Weather: F2-3 SW, vis moderate, light rain
Manx Shearwater: 6 E, 350 W
Sooty Shearwater: 1 W
Gannet, Kittiwake: small numbers
 
 
Fri 19 Aug - Helvick Head:
19:45-20:15 (CF)
Manx Shearwater: small numbers
Pomarine Skua: 1 sub-adult
Great Skua: 1
Puffin: 2
 
 
Thurs 18 Aug - Ram Head:
(AM)
Manx Shearwater: 1000+
Great Shearwater: 1 on sea, then joined Manxie feeding flock
Sooty Shearwater: 2
Great Skua: 1
 
 
Sat 13 Aug - Brownstown Head:
20:45-21:05 (PMW)
Weather: F2 SW, vis excellent, dry
Manx Shearwater: 1 E, 3 W
Gannet: 1 E, 33 W
Kittiwake: 1 E
Sandwich Tern: 4 W
Guillemot: 2 on sea
 
 
Sat 13 Aug - Ram Head:
(MC, CF)
Sooty Shearwater: 1 W
Puffin: 1 W
 
 
Fri 12 Aug - Brownstown Head:
(MN)
Arctic Skua: 2
 
 
Weds 10 Aug - Brownstown Head:
(MN)
Sooty Shearwater: 4
Great Skua: 1
Arctic Skua: 1
 
 
Tues 9 Aug - Ram Head:
(AM)
large shearwater species: 1 hanging around same patch where seen recently
skua species: 1 W
Great Northern Diver: 1 immature on sea
Bottlenose Dolphin: 5
Porpoise: 2

 
Sun 7 Aug - Helvick Head:
16:30-17:30 (PMW)
Weather: F1-2 W
Manx Shearwater: 3 E, 1 W
Fulmar: 2 E, 2 W
Puffin: 2 W
Gannet, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern: small numbers
 

Sat 6 Aug - Brownstown Head:
06:50-09:50 (Seatrack dedicated watch, PMW)
Weather: F1 SW, vis excellent, mainly dry (occasional light drizzle)
Manx Shearwater: 134 E, 54 W
Fulmar: 6 E, 20 W
Gannet: 301 E, 107 W
Common Scoter: 4 E
Whimbrel: 3 W
Kittiwake: 28 E, 28 W
Sandwich Tern: 26 E, 28 W
Razorbill: 2 E
Guillemot: 2 on sea
Large auk: 2W
Black Guillemot: 2E (adult & juv separately)
Porpoise: 1 feeding
 
 
Fri 5 Aug - Ram Head:
(AM)
large shearwater species: 3
Great Northern Diver: 1 immature on sea
 
 
Weds 3 Aug - Helvick Head:
(MC)
Puffin: 1 W
 

Sat 30 Jul - Brownstown Head:
(MC, CF)
Great Skua: 1
 
 
Weds 26 Jul - Ram Head:
(AM)
large shearwater species:  2 E up to 10:25
Manx Shearwater: 200+
Porpoise: 3
 
 
Sat 24 Jul - Helvick Head:
17:35-18:35 (MAD, PMW)
Weather: Vis poor
Manx Shearwater: 40 E, 20 W
Puffin: 2 W
Gannet, Fulmar, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, large auks: small numbers
 

Sun 24 Jul - Brownstown Head:
09:25-10:55 (MAD, PMW)
Weather: F1-2 W-SW.
Manx Shearwater: 29E, 26 W & c140+ feeding/rafting
Storm Petrel: 1 W @ 10:57
Great Northern Diver: immature on sea close inshore, swimming west @ 10:10
Common Scoter: flock 18E @ 10:22
Fulmar, Gannet, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, large auks: small numbers
Porpoise: 1 E @ 10:42
Grey Seal: 1
 
 
Sat 23 Jul - Helvick Head
(MC)
Common Scoter: 4 W @ 10:20

 
Sat 23 Jul - Brownstown Head:
06:45-10:45 (Seatrack dedicated watch, PMW)
Weather: F1-2 NW, vis excellent, dry
CORY'S SHEARWATER: 2 W @ 08:55 & 08:57 (then joined up)
Manx Shearwater: 720 E, 60W & 60+ feeding/rafting
Storm Petrel: 1 W
Fulmar: 5 E, 3 W
Gannet: 117 E, 67 W
Great Northern Diver: 3 E together @ 09:44 (then an immature on sea next day)
Common Scoter: 3 E
Bar-tailed Godwit: 1 W
Pomarine Skua: 1 2nd/3rd-summer W
Arctic Skua: 1 E
Great Skua: 1 E
Mediterranean Gull: 1 juv W @ 07:30
Kittiwake: 68 E, 76 W
Roseate Tern: 2 adults E @ 07:26
Sandwich Tern: 38 E, 68 W
Razorbill: 3 E, 1 W
Guillemot: 1 E
Large auk sp: 2 E
Porpoise: 1 W
 
 
Sat 16 Jul - Helvick Head:
(MC, CF)
Storm Petrel: 1
 
 
Fri 15 Jul - Helvick Head:
18:15-20:05 (PMW)
Weather: Vis poor
Manx Shearwater: 240 W (counted 18:15-19:15)
Storm Petrel: 2 W
Great Skua: 1 E then W
Puffin: 4 W (1 of which onto sea)
Black Guillemot: 1 W
Fulmar, Gannet, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, large auks: small numbers
 
 
Tues 12 Jul - Helvick Head:
(MC snr)
CORY'S SHEARWATER: 2 late today
 
 
Mon 11 Jul - Ram Head:
(afternoon, AM)
Sooty Shearwater: 2
Manx Shearwater: 300
Black Guillemot: 1 on sea
Porpoise: 7
 
 
Sun 10 Jul - Helvick Head:
16:35-17:15 (PMW)
Manx Shearwater: 100+ feeding/rafting
Sooty Shearwater: 1 on sea, then E
Puffin: 1 W
Black Guillemot: 1 W
Fulmar, Gannet, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, large auks: not counted
 
 
Thurs 7 Jul - Helvick Head:
19:15-20:00 (MC)
Storm Petrel: 2
Puffin: 3
Black Guillemot: 2
 
 
Weds 6 Jul - Helvick Head:
20:45-21:30 (MC)
Balearic Shearwater: 1 W
Storm Petrel: 4 W
Great Skua: 1 W
Arctic Skua: 3 pale-phase W
Puffin: 1 W
Black Guillemot: 2 W

 
Sat 14 May - Helvick Head:
18:40-19:10 (PMW)
Weather: F 4-5 WNW, vis excellent
Manx Shearwater: 6 E, 49 W & 10+ feeding
Fulmar: 1 E, 1 W
Sandwich Tern: 2 E
Gannet, Kittiwake, large auks: not counted
 
 
Sun 8 May - Helvick Head:
18:20-19:20 (PMW)
Weather: F6+ SE, vis excellent
Manx Shearwater: 113 W
Fulmar: 3 E, 16 W
Red-throated Diver: 2 W (ad-summer & winter/imm)
Puffin: 8 W
large auks: c550 W
Gannet, Kittiwake: not counted
 
 
Sun 8 May - Brownstown Head:
07:40-09:10 (PMW)
Weather: F6 SE, vis excellent
Manx Shearwater: 235 E, 541 W
Fulmar: 8 E, 12 W
Great Northern Diver: 1 ad summer W
Red-throated Diver: 1 ad summer W
Whimbrel: 9 W
Pomarine Skua: 4 ad light W, then 2 ad light E
Arctic Skua: 1 ad light W, the 2 W (ad light & ad dark)
Gannet, Kittiwake, Guillemot, Razorbill: nto counted
 
 
Sat 7 May - Brownstown Head:
08:20-09:20 (PMW):
Weather: F3 SE, vis moderate
Manx Shearwater: 154 E, 460 W
Fulmar: 5 E, 6 W
Pomarine Skua: 1 ad light W
Great Skua: 1 W
'Commic' Tern: 15 E
Sandwich Tern: 2 E
Puffin: 1 W
Gannet, Kittiwake, large auks: not counted
Porpoise: 1 @ 09:02
18:45-19:45 (MAD, PMW):
Weather: F4-5 SE
Manx Shearwater: 263 E, 53 W
Common Scoter: 2 E
Arctic Skua: 1 ad dark E
Great Skua: 1 E
Puffin: 1 E
 
 
Thurs 5 May - Brownstown Head:
08:45-10:45 (PMW):
Weather: F4 SE, vis moderate, some light drizzle
Manx Shearwater: 407 E, 77 W
Fulmar: 5 E, 4 W
Gannet: 65 E, 31 W (08:45-09:45)
Black-throated Diver: 2 adult-summer W @ 08:58
Great Northern Diver: 2 E, 1 W
Whimbrel: 21 W
diver species: 1 E, 1 W
Pomarine Skua: 4 adult light-phase W, then 1 E
small skua species: 1 E
Kittiwake: 64 E, 11 W (08:45-09:45)
Sandwich Tern: 5 E, 6 W
'Commic' Tern: 1 W
large auks: 53 E, 33 W (08:45-09:45)
19:25-20:25 (PMW):
Weather: F5 S, vis moderate, occasional drizzle at first
Manx Shearwater: 88 E, 208 W & 150+ feeding
Fulmar: 3 E, 3 W
Pomarine Skua: 3 E (ad dark, 2 ad light, ad/subad light)
 
 
Weds 4 May - Brownstown Head:
19:15-20:15 (PMW)
Weather: F4-5 SE, vis moderate, some drizzle
Manx Shearwater: 237 E, 55 W
Fulmar: 18 E, 3 W
Gannet: 65 E, 85 W
Whimbrel: 1 E, 3 W
Arctic Skua: 1 ad light-phase E
Great Skua: 1 E then W
Kittiwake: 95 E, 2 W
Sandwich Tern: 18 E
Puffin: 2 E
large auks: not counted
 
 
Tues 3 May - Helvick Head:
17:35-18:35 (PMW)
Weather: F4 E, vis good
Manx Shearwater: 7 E, 38 W
Fulmar: 5 E, 3 W
Whimbrel: 4 E
Gannet: 2 E, 152 W
skua species (Arctic/Pomarine) 1 dark-phase E
Kittiwake: 3 E, 32 W
'Commic' Tern 2 E
large auks: 13 E, 69 W
 
 
Tues 3 May - Brownstown Head:
08:15-10:15 (PMW)
Weather: F5 E, vis excellent, dry
Manx Shearwater: 167 E, 1 W & 6 feeding
Fulmar: 38 E, 1 W
Gannet: 485 E, 30 W
Dunlin 2 E
Pomarine Skua: 1 ad light-phase E
Arctic Skua: 3 ad/subad dark-phase E
Roseate Tern: 3 E
Arctic Tern: 10 E
Sandwich Tern: 7 W
Puffin: 4 E
large auks: 86 E, 85 W
 
 
Mon 2 May - Helvick Head:
10:00-11:15 (CF)
Manx Shearwater: 300+ W
Gannet: c500 W
Pomarine Skua: 1 adult W
Arctic Skua: 1 adult W
Fulmar, Kittiwake, large auks: good numbers, mainly W
 
 
Mon 2 May - Brownstown Head:
09:40-11:40 (PMW):
Weather: F4-5 E, vis moderate, some drizzle
Manx Shearwater: 5 E, 14 W & 25 feeding
Fulmar: 15 E, 3 W
Gannnet: 252 E, 26 W
Red-throated Diver: 1 W
Common Scoter: 3 E
Whimbrel: 9 in from sea
Kittiwake: 9 E, 1 W
Roseate Tern: 1 E then feeding
Arctic Tern: 25+ feeding & sitting on sea
Common Tern 1 E
Black Guillemot: 2 E
Razorbill: 65+ feeding
Guillemot: 23+ feeding
large auks: 12 E, 10 W
Swallow: 2 in from sea
15-30-16:00 (PMW):
Pomarine Skua: 2 adult E @ 15:50
Whimbrel: 2 in from sea
Roseate Tern: 3 feeding
Arctic Tern: 70+ feeding
Fulmar, Gannet, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, large auks: not counted
Puffin: 2 E
18:45-19:45 (MAD, PMW):
Manx Shearwater: 226 E, 11 W
Fulmar: 7 E, 1 W
Gannet: 53 E, 32 W
Whimbrel: 1 E
Kittiwake: 2 E, 2 W
Sandwich Tern: 28 E, 1 W
Roseate Tern: 5 E
Arctic Tern: 17 E
large auks: 5 E, 5 W
Porpoise: 1 W @ 19:15
Basking Shark: 1 briefly @ 18:55
 
 
Sun 1 May - Brownstown Head:
08:55-10:25 (PMW)
Weather: F5 NE, vis moderate, some drizzle/rain
Manx Shearwater: 1 E, 24 W
Fulmar: 23 E, 5 W
Gannet: 428 E, 77 W
Whimbrel: 2 E
Kittiwake: 22 E
Sandwich Tern: 4 W
Common Tern: 1 feeding
large auk species: 118 E, 40 W
Swallow: 10+ flew in from sea
dolphin/porpoise species: 2 W @ 09:25

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