Friday, 18 May 2018

Eastern Subalpine Warbler

Brian Mc Cluskey and Gerard Murray are on for a couple of days. 3 White billed Divers yesterday and todays list below

1 Eastern Subalpine Warbler (first for tory)
2 Tree Pipit
17-20 Chiffchaff
5-6 Willow Warbler
2 Spotted Flycatcher
4 Collared Doves

Subalpine still present and looked like it was going asleep @8.30. Good luck to all who travel tomorrow.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Paul Lynch and Brian Carruthers 12th-14th May

Hi Peter

Greylag Goose 3 west end
Mute Swan 2 east end
Shelduck 2 east end
Tufted Duck
Eider 2 males in harbour
Great Northern Diver 4 highest count
White-billed Diver moulting Adult on 13th
Manx Shearwater
Corncrake Calling males 3 east end, 7 west end
Ringed Plover
Whimbrel up to 4 each day
Curlew 1 near harbour 14th
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Iceland Gull 1 east end on 12th
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Little Tern 2 from harbour road
Arctic Tern 30 around lighthouse
Great Skua 2 east end on 13th
Black Guillemot
Puffin 400+ on 13th
Rock Dove
Woodpigeon 1 east end on 13th
Collared Dove 1 east end on 12th, west town on 13th
Merlin 1 east end 12th
Peregrine 1 east end 12th & 13th
Hooded Crow
Sand Martin 1 east end on 12th
House Martin 1 west town on 14th
Willow Warbler at least 3 west town
Chiffchaff 2 or 3 west town, 4 east town
Sedge Warbler 4 singing males west town
Goldcrest 1 west town 13th & 14th
Redwing 1 in Gracies garden on 12th
Tree Sparrow
Pied Wagtail
White Wagtail 3 or 4 every day
Meadow Pipit
Rock Pipit
Linnet 2 west town
Goldfinch 2 west town

Derek Brennan 28th-29th April

Weather was excellent for a change, very calm and warm. Good sea conditions.

Whimbrel 12
Mallard 6
Tufted 5
Shellduck 2
Greylag 5
Corncrake 3 (west)
Jack snipe 1
Merlin 1
Swallow 20
Wheatear at least 25
Puffin at least 200
Great northern diver 6
White billed diver 1 (east - in early moult)
Chough 2
Golden Plover 11
Goldfinch 3
Chiffchaff (12 on 28th, 4 on 29th).
Blackcap 1

As I think Chris already mentioned, we had a Minkie Whale on the 29th, along with a few Bottlenose Dolphins, a Basking Shark and at least 6 Porpoise.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Chris Ingram 29th 30th April

Hi Peter,

I was on Tory on 29th and 30th April. Sightings as follows:

Greylag  maximum of 9 on 30th
Eider  1 pair + 2 males on 30th
Great Northern Diver  maximum of 8 off shore
White-billed Diver  1 on 29th, probably same bird seen by Derek
Manx Shearwater  small numbers passing west
Peregrine  2 possibly 3 on 29th
Corncrake  3/4 singing
Dunlin  maximum of 15 on 30th
Whimbrel  up to 5 birds present
Snipe  1 on 30th
Great Skua  1 off east both days
Black-headed Gull  10 at north lake on 30th
Collared Dove  2 in east on 29th
Chiffchaff  up to 4 present
White Wagtail  maximum of 6 on 29th
Goldfinch  maximum of 4 on 29th
Siskin  male on 29th
Linnet  maximum of c.20 on 30th

Also Minke Whale on 29th, and multiple sightings of Basking Sharks and Bottlenose Dolphins both days.