Species List North Rona
10th to 11th May 2005

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis
abundant
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
several heard and seen at the village. They are probably more common at the storm beach on Fianuis.
Leach's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa
common at the village but also heard calling from burrows throughout the rest of the island.
Gannet Sula bassana
several flying off-shore
Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
common
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
at least one which seemed to have difficulty walking but with no apparent damage to its wings. A small group of 8 distant geese might also have been this species.
Greylag Goose Anser anser
at least 4.
Teal Anas crecca
2 females
Eider Somateria mollissima
several
Merlin Falco columbarius
one female.
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
about 20
Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica
about 20.
Dunlin Calidris alpina
2 seen with the Golden Plover flock
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
4
Redshank Tringa totanus
3
Turnstone Arenaria interpres
about 10
Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus
one dark morph
Great Skua Stercorarius skua
several
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
one
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
about 18
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
several
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides
one 1st cy bird present
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
by far the commonest gull. I don't think I have ever seen such a concentration of this species.
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
abundant
Guillemot Uria aalge
abundant
Razorbill Alca torda
abundant
Puffin Fratercula arctica
abundant
Rock Dove Columba livia
about 20.
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
several
Rock Pipit Anthus littoralis
several
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
4 seen.
Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
common
Starling Sturnus vulagaris
common
Mealy Redpoll Carduelis flammea
one seen by SM.
Species List for Sula Sgeir
12th May 2005

Gannet Sula bassana
abundant
Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
several
Turnstone Arenaria interpres
several
Great Skua Stercorarius skua
a few
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
about 20
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
a few
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
common
Guillemot Uria aalge
abundant
Razorbill Alca torda
common
Puffin Fratercula arctica
several
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
2 flying towards the island
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
one
Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
one

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