August 27, 2018

Playful Juvenile Shags

At the mouth of Ballyvaughan harbour over a 100 juvenile Shags were hanging out and they seemed to be in a playful mood giving great views

August 16, 2018

Morning of Manx and Skua from The Bridges of Ross

An endless stream of Manx Shearwaters really, would some up this mornings seawatch at The Bridges of Ross.
A few dozen Sooty Shearwater , 3 Great Shearwater, 3 Pomarine Skua , 5 Bonxies and 1 Arctic Skua were the best of it for myself.

August 1, 2018

Stormys follow the boat along The Rhine

It was wet and windy from the south, It felt like Autumn.
I was in Ballyvaughan with not much on, I put the weather gear on and headed out to The Rhine.
I watched the Gulls following the Crab Boat from my bit of shelter.
I picked up a Storm Petrel that was following the brown rip current between the island and the boat, It soon joined in on the activity and I got a count of 4.