18th January 2015 1159 Guillemots on survey ledges

  • Possibly the first sighting of a Razorbill on land this season.
  • Most Guillemots in breeding plumage, but still the occassional bird moulting from winter plumage
08h20 F12 274 at least bird with a display fish, at least one bridled bird
08h20 F4G3 only one T, rest B or possibly T/B

08h35 F6 21,188(17).41 some leaving = 250
08h40 F4 (25)142.52 =194

08h55 JeCo E9 RZ1? plus raft on 18RZ,2GU
Peregrine flying over Jenny's Cove calling.
Remains of a freshly dead Herring Gull, 2nd winter plumage (wing and mantle 
feathers a mixture of silver/grey adult feathers and brown immature feathers).

09h00 E14 6,(2,26b,37),(18,9),23b,19b(1 W/T),2,12,31,15,0,1,1 = 202

09h10 E11,E9,E3 127,23,89 = 239

100+ Fulmars on land and circling near the cliffs.

Later

13h30-14h00 Beach Road and Landing Bay

40 Herring Gulls, one Great Black-back Gull, and one Oystercatcher on Miller's Cake
5+ Gannets seen flying around white water north of Knoll Pins
1 Shag landing bay
100+ Gulls flying south beyond Rat Island (first seen by Shelley, possibly Kittiwakes, 
 but only seen with binoculars)

Guillemot pre-breeding attendance

  • Section E (Jenny's Cove) 09h00-10, 441
    • E3: 89
    • E9: 23
    • E11: 127
    • E14: 202
      • G0, 6
      • G1, 65b
      • G2a, 27
      • G2b, 23b
      • G2c, 19b
      • G2d, 2
      • G3, 12
      • G4, 31
      • G5, 15
      • G6, 0
      • G7, 1
      • G8, 1
  • Section F 718
    • F4(St Philip's Stone): 08h40, 194
      • G2, 142 (of which 25 on breeding survey ledge)
      • G3, 52
    • F6(Grand Falls Zawn): 08h35, 250
      • G1, 21
      • G2, 188 (of which 17 on upper breeding survey ledge)
      • G3, 41
    • F12(St Mark's Stone): 08h20, 274

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