5th March 2015 1697 Guillemots on survey ledges

  • Highest number of Guillemots counted in March (previous record: 1674 birds on 10th March 2012
  • 104 Kittiwakes on land F16, and one seen on F6, ten on E11
  • At least 400 Razorbills on land, at least 400 on the sea
  • Most Guillemots on ledges are in full breeding plumage, some are in stage Transitional/Breeding
  • Some Guillemots on the sea are still in full winter plumage
  • At least 6 Bridled Guillemots at site E14
Clear skies

07h00  F12 338, 2 Great Black-back Gulls on the top of St Mark's Stone
07h05 Raft of ~135 auks past St Mark's Stone, mostly breeding plumage Razorbills. 
    Some GU, some still winter plumage.

07h25 F6 30r1k1,(16)275r9.74 kw flying below, rz above left, remains of gull? above

07h30 F4 212r69(19).102r44
07h35 F3 27r106

07h50 114 kw F16 34gu

08h05 E14 35b,(8b,43b,43b),(25,12b),32bb,27,5,13,38,17,2,5,1 = 306
08h10 E11,9,3 197kw10gbb2rz33,36kw7rz6,127rz27fu11

Guillemot pre-breeding attendance

  • Section E (Jenny's Cove) 08h05-10, 666
    • E3: 127 (also 27 Razorbills and 11 Fulmars)
    • E9: 36 (also 7 Kittiwakes and 6 Razorbills)
    • E11: 197 (also 33 Razorbills, 10 Kittiwakes and 2 Great Black-back Gulls)
    • E14: 306
      • G0, 35b
      • G1, 94bb
      • G2a, 37b
      • G2b, 32bb
      • G2c, 27
      • G2d, 5
      • G3, 13
      • G4, 38
      • G5, 17
      • G6, 2
      • G7, 5
      • G8, 1
  • Section F 1031
    • F4(St Philip's Stone): 07h30, 314
      • G2, 212 (of which 19 on breeding survey ledge) (also 69 Razorbills)
      • G3, 102 (also 44 Razorbills)
    • F6(Grand Falls Zawn): 07h25, 379
      • G1, 30 (also 1 Razorbill and 1 Kittiwake)
      • G2, 275 (of which 16 on upper breeding survey ledge) (also 9 Razorbills)
      • G3, 74
    • F12(St Mark's Stone): 07h00, 338

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    Kittiwakes at site F16

    Photos:


    Winter plumage Guillemot

    Remains of Kittiwake? at F6

    Kittiwakes at site E11

    Guillemots at site E14