Saturday, 28 August 2010

Long tailed Skua star bird as winds pick up.

Long tailed Skua by Dan Brown (off Co.Mayo Aug 2010). Today's Little Orme bird was a little further away!
The winds picked up this afternoon and a few birds began to pass the Little Orme. Star bird was found by Chris Jones when an adult Long tailed Skua passed west at 5pm. It (or another bird) passed again between 5.25 and 5.30pm.
A dark phase Arctic Skua was also noted along with several Kittiwakes, Common Scoter, Gannet and Manx Shearwaters. Sandwich and Common Terns were also seen in smaller numbers. Three Harbour Porpoise plaued benneath the cliffs and were captured on camera by Dave Williams. Pictures can be seen here:-

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