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Waterford seawatch summaries 2012

 
Waterford seawatch summaries 2012

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Tues 28 Aug - Helvick Head
(MC, CF)
Little Gull: 1 1st-summer
Arctic Skua: 2
 
 
Mon 27 Aug - Bunmahon
(DW)
Great Skua: 2 (W & E)
 
 
Sun 26 Aug - Ram Head:  
(ADM)
Manx Shearwater: 1000+ west  
Sooty Shearwater: 3
'large' shearwaters: 3, including 1 probably Great Shearwater
Great Skua: 1 chasing other seabirds
Pomarine Skua: 1 "
Arctic Skua: 1 "
 
 
Sun 19 Aug - Brownstown Head:  
Seawatch 08:30-09:30 (DS)
Manx Shearwater: 38 E, 12 W 
Common Scoter: 1 W
Great Skua: 1 E
 
 
Sat 18 Aug - Brownstown Head:  
Seawatch 07:15-10:15 (2-3 SW, vis excellent, PMW):
Manx Shearwater: 31 E, 10 W, 50+ feeding
Fulmar: 9 E, 32 W
Gannet: 30 E, 110
Common Scoter: 2 E
Mallard: 1 W
Grey Plover: 1 W
Whimbrel: 1 W
Arctic Skua: 1 W (ad light)
Great Skua: 1 W
Kittiwake: 2 E, 2 W
Sandwich Tern: 13 E, 43 W
Grey Seal: 1
 
 
Fri 17 Aug - Helvick Head
Seawatch 19:20-19:50 (2 SW, vis moderate/poor, PMW)
Storm Petre1: 1 W
Arctic Skua: 1 on sea
 

Thurs 16 Aug - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 10:40-11:40 (PMW):
Storm Petrel: 3 W
Manx Shearwater: 288 W
Fulmar: 60 W
large auk sp: 1 W
Gannet, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, 'commic' Tern: not counted
 
 
Weds 15 Aug - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 18:15-20:45 (CF, MC):
Sooty Shearwater: 2 W
Storm Petrel: 20+ W
Arctic Skua: 1 W
Great Skua: 5 W
Roseate Tern: 1 W (adult)
Black Tern: 1 W (juvenile)
Seawatch 12:35-17:35 (DW, JAP, MC snr):
Balearic Shearwater: 1 W
Storm Petrel: 7 W
Pomarine Skua: 2 W
Arctic Skua: 2 W
Great Skua: 9 W
Black Guillemot: 1 E (juvenile)
Swift: 4 S
 
 
Sat 11 Aug - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 20 mins, afternoon (MC):
Arctic Tern: 1 W
Puffin: 1 W
Manx Shearwater: few
 
 
Sat 11 Aug - Brownstown Head:
Seawatch 07:00-09:00 (4-5 SE, vis moderate/good, PMW)
Sooty Shearwater: 1 E
Manx Shearwater: 1065 E, 16 W, 80 feeding
Storm Petrel: 1 E
Gannet: 1140 E, 24 W
Common Scoter: 9 E, 2 W
Tufted Duck: 1 E (male with 4 Scoter)
Mallard: 2 E
Great Skua: 1 E (& on sea)
Arctic Skua: 1 E
Kittiwake: 23 E, 5 W
Common/Arctic Tern: 18 E
Sandwich Tern: 5 E, 3 W
Puffin: 2 E
Black Guillemot: 1 E (juvenile)
Swift: 1 flew out to sea
 
 
Fri 10 Aug - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 20:00-20:30 (wind 3-4 SE, vis excellent, MAD, PMW):
Manx Shearwater: 90 E, 240 W
Fulmar: 3 E, 7 W (14:00-15:30)
Gannet, Kittiwake: not counted
 
 
Tues 7 Aug - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 12:00-15:30 (wind 4 SE decreasing 1-2 SSW, vis variable, PA, CF, JAP, PV, PMW, DW):
Sooty Shearwater: 1 E, 1 W
Manx Shearwater: 315 E, 50 W (14:00-15:30)
Fulmar: 4 E, 27 W (14:00-15:30)
Common Scoter: 10 E, 3 W
Great Skua: 1 E
Arctic Skua:  3 - 2 W (juv/imm + dark adult), light adult chasing Kittiwake.
Gannet, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern: not counted
Common/Arctic Tern: 1 W
 
 
Sat 4 Aug - Ram Head:
Seawatch 17:15-20:15 (1-2 SW, vis 20 km, ADM, AT):
Manx Shearwater :380 E, 540 W, up to 200 milling
Fulmar: 45 W
Pomarine Skua: 2 W
Great Skua: 2 W
Sandwich Tern: 13 W
Ocean Sunfish: 1 E
 
 
Sat 4 Aug - Brownstown Head:
Seawatch 19:15-20:15 (MAD, PMW):
Manx Shearwater: 370 E, 156 W, 200 feeding
Common Scoter: 25 W
Dunlin: 6 E
Fulmar, Gannet, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern: not counted

Seawatch 06:45-09:45 (3-4 S-SSE, vis excellent, PMW):
Great Shearwater: 1 W @ 07:55 (only 2nd or 3rd site record)
Sooty Shearwater: 2 W
Manx Shearwater : 1170 E, 1190 W, 80+ feeding
Fulmar: 10 E, 86 W
Common Scoter: 2 E, 7 W
Mallard: 1 W
Pomarine Skua: 1 E
Great Skua: 1 W
Sandwich Tern: 2 E, 20 W
Puffin: 1 W
Large auks: 0
Gannet, Kittiwake: not counted
Swift: 1 W over sea
 
 
Fri 3 Aug - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 19:00-21:15 (MC, MC snr, CF, DW, MAD, PMW):
CORY'S SHEARWATER: 3 W singly (all 20:44-21:15)
Great Shearwater: 1 W (21:00)
Manx Shearwater: 40 E, 980 W (19:30-21:15)
Sooty Shearwater: 2 W (1,1)
Fulmar: 1 E, 105 W (19:30-21:15)
Storm Petrel: 10 W
Common Scoter: 13 W
Great Skua: 2 W (1,1)
Pomarine Skua: 2 E, 3 W
Roseate Tern: 2 adults W
Arctic Tern: 8+ W
Common Tern: 5+ W
Unid Common/Arctic Tern: 7+ W (prob mainly Arctic)
Puffin: 35 W
Gannet, Kittiwake, large auks: not counted
Porpoise: 2
Seawatch 12:00-12:30 (CF):
Storm Petrel: 2 W
Arctic Skua: 1
Puffin: 2
 
 
Thurs 2 Aug - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 18:40-21:05 (MC, MC snr, CF, DW)
CORY'S SHEARWATER: 150+ (highest ever Co Waterford count)
Balearic Shearwater: 1 W
Sooty Shearwater: 1 W
Great Skua: 2 W
Pomarine Skua: 7 W
Black Guillemot: 2
 
 
Thurs 2 Aug - Ram Head:
Seawatch 16:45-19:45 (wind 3-4 SW, vis moderate to good, PMW)
CORY'S SHEARWATER: 105 W (passage started @17:35; some feeding while passing)
Great Shearwater: 4 W (also feeding)
Man Shearwater: 40 E, 135 W
Fulmar: 3 E, 208 W
Great Skua: 1 W
Arctic Skua: 1W (adult light-phase)
Sandwich Tern: 4 W
Gannet, Kittiwake, large auks: not counted
 
 
Thurs 2 Aug - Bunmahon:
Seawatch 07:10-08:50 (DW)
Pomarine Skua: 11 W
Arctic Skua: 3 W
Common Scoter: 1 E
 

Weds 1 Aug - Tankardstown:
Seawatch 10:05-10:55 (DS):
Manx Shearwater: 78 W
Arctic Skua: 1 W (dark-phase)
Sandwich Tern: 2 E, 4 W
 
 
Weds 1 Aug - Bunmahon:
Seawatch 07:40-08:55 (DW):
Balearic Shearwater: 1 W
Storm Petrel: 7 W
 
 

Tues 31 July - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 19:15-20:30 (MC, MC snr, CF):
Sooty Shearwater: 1 W.
Great Skua: 1 W
Arctic Skua: 1 W
Puffin: 28 W
 
 
Weds 25 July - Ram Head:
Seawatch 18:50-19:20:
Manx Shearwater: 63 E, 157 W
Sandwich Tern: 21 W
Puffin: 22 W
Fulmar, Gannet, Kittiwake, large auks: small numbers
 
 
Mon 23 July - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 08:30-14:00 (CF):
Manx Shearwater: c270 W/hr, total c20 E.
Great Skua: 1 W
Pomarine Skua: 3 adults W
Arctic Skua: 2 W (dark adult + 2nd-summer)
Puffin: total 85 - 83 W (5-6 off sea) & 2 juveniles on sea close inshore (non-flying or poorly flying)
 
 
Sun 22 July - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 19:30-21:00 (CF):
Manx Shearwater: 1E, c270 W
Arctic Skua: 3 W
Common Tern: 1 W
Puffin: 2 W
Seawatch 17:35-18:35 (4 SW, vis moderate/poor, some drizzle; PMW):
Manx Shearwater: 71 W
Fulmar: 4 E, 12 W
Storm Petrel: 1 W
Gannet: 1 E, 13 W
Arctic/Pomarine Skua: 1 W
Kittiwake: 5 E, 22 W
Sandwich Tern: 2 feeding
Puffin: 1 E, 15 W
Razorbill: 2 W
Guillemot: 3 W
unidentified large auk: 1 W
Seawatch 14:35-16:05(MC):
Common Scoter: 10-15 W
Pomarine Skua: 1 W
Puffin: 1 E, 56 W
Common Tern: 1 W
 
 
Sun 22 July - Bunmahon:
(DW)
Storm Petrel: 1 W
 
 
Sun 22 July - Brownstown Head:
Seawatch 06:40-09:40 (wind 5 S, vis good/excellent; JB, PMW):
Manx Shearwater: 41 E, 865 W
Fulmar: 6 E, 39 W
Gannet: 28 E, 37 W
Common Scoter: 41 E (8, 4, 10, 1, 12, 2, 4), 12 W
Arctic Skua: 6 E (1, 6)
Arctic/Pomarine Skua: 2 W
Great Skua: 1 E
Kittiwake: 59 E, 22 W
Sandwich Tern: 2 E, 5 W
Common/Arctic Tern: 4 E, 3 W
Puffin: 5 W
Razorbill: 7 W, 3 sea
Guillemot: 7 W, 5 sea
unidentified large auk: 2 E, 26 W
 
 
Sat 21 July - Brownstown Head:
Seawatch 18:45-19:45 (wind 2 SW, vis excellent; PMW):
Manx Shearwater: 620 E, 11 W
Fulmar, Gannet, Kittiwake: not counted
Sandwich Tern: 2 feeding
Guillemot: 4 E
 
 
Sat 21 July - Ram Head:
Seawatch 06:30-08:30 (wind 2 NW, visibility 20 km, ADM)
Sooty Shearwater: 3 feeding, 2 W
Manx Shearwater: 98 E, 530 W, up to 131 feeding
Fulmar: 10 E
Gannet: 8 E, 45 W
Great Skua: 1 W
Kittiwake: up to 20 feeding
Guillemot: 25 W
Razorbill: 20 feeding
Unidentified Guillemot/Razorbill: 32
HUMPBACK WHALE: 1 (after 08:30)
 
 
Fri 20 July - Ram Head:
(ADM)
Balearic Shearwater: 1
Sooty Shearwater: 1
Manx Shearwater: 500+
Common Scoter: 23 W, 9 on sea
Minke Whale: 2
Bottlenose Dolphin: 2
Porpoise: 3
 
 
Thurs 19 July - Helvick Head:
(MC)
Puffin: 1 W
 
 
Thurs 19 July - Tankardstown:
Seawatch 15:10-15:40 (DS)
Great Skua: 1 E
Manx Shearwater: 117 E
 
 
Tues 17 July - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 19:40-20:15 (PMW, MC)
Balearic Shearwater: 1 W @ 19:30
Manx Shearwater: 350W, 4 E (18:40-19:40), later mainly feeding/milling
SABINE'S GULL: 1 2nd-summer W @ 19:15
Common Tern: 6 W
Puffin: 1 W
Black Guillemot: 3 at buoy
Fulmar, Gannet, Kittiwake, large auks: not counted.
 
 
Tues 17 July - Bunmahon:
Seawatch 09:40-11:40 (DW):
Storm Petrel: 5 W
Pomarine Skua: 1 W
Great Skua: 3 W
Evening seawatch (DW):
Pomarine Skua: 1 W (adult light-phase)
Great Northern Diver: 1 on sea (non-breeding plumage)
 

Mon 16 July - Helvick Head:
Seawatch 10:30-13:00 (CF, DW)
Balearic Shearwater: 1
Sooty Shearwater: 2
'large' shearwater: 2 (distant)
Storm Petrel: 1
Pomarine Skua: 1
Arctic Skua: 5 (2 adult, 3 juvenile)
Puffin: 2
Manx Shearwater, Fulmar, Gannet: good movement.

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