Fleetwood-Larne (Ended Dec 2010)

Recent Sightings

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 18 December 2010

Posted 19 December 2010

Stephen Dunstan, Len Maynard, Marinelife Research Surveyors 

Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 1
Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus 1

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 1
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo ~810
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 9
Common Gull Larus canus 48
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 16
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 2
Little Gull Larus minutus 17
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 54
Puffin Fratercula arctica 2
Guillemot Uria aalge 18
Razorbill Alca torda 40
Eider Somateria mollissima 1
Auk sp. 9

Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata 2
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna ~80
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 4
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 6
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus ~750
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata ~20
Common Redshank Tringa totanus ~200
Robin Erithacus rubecula 1

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 27 November 2010

Posted 28 November 2010

Rob Petley-Jones, Alison McAleer, Marinelife Research Surveyors 

Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 1

European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 1
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 130
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 17
Common Gull Larus canus 9
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 57
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 4
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 4
Little Gull Larus minutus 1
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 54
Guillemot Uria aalge 86
Razorbill Alca torda 41
Auk sp. 157
Gull sp. 136

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 1
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 1
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 12
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 28
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 3
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 2405
Dunlin Calidris alpina 50
Common Redshank Tringa totanus 80
Grebe sp. 1

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 30 October 2010

Posted 31 October 2010

Duncan Fyfe, Helen Miller, Marinelife Research Surveyors 

Atlantic White-sided Dolphin Lagenorhynchus acutus 1 (possible)
Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus 1

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 40
Gannet Morus bassanus 7
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 10
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 2
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 23
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 17
Common Gull Larus canus 22
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 53
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 12
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 6
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 64
Guillemot Uria aalge 253
Razorbill Alca torda 9
Eider Somateria mollissima 1
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle 3
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca 3
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 2
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 1
Auk sp. 155
Gull sp. 92

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 1
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 1
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 1029
European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria 7
Red Knot Calidris canutus 20
Dunlin Calidris alpina 73
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata 3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus 1
Carrion Crow Corvus corone 7
Wader sp. 20

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 26 September 2010

Posted 27 September 2010

Dave McGrath, John Perry, Marinelife Research Surveyors 

Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus 10

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 1
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 60
Gannet Morus bassanus 270
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 34
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 6
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 8
Great Skua Stercorarius skua 5
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 1
Common Gull Larus canus 4
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 162
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 13
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 558
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis 2
Black Tern Chlidonias niger 1
Guillemot Uria aalge 877
Razorbill Alca torda 72
Eider Somateria mollissima 1
Auk sp. 211
Diver sp. 1
Gull sp. 792

Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 32
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 685
Red Knot Calidris canutus 78
Dunlin Calidris alpina 5
Carrion Crow Corvus corone 3

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 28 August 2010

Posted 29 August 2010

Jane Petley-Jones, Karen Dick, Marinelife Research Surveyors 

Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 2

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 30
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 168
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus 1
Gannet Morus bassanus 181
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 51
Great Skua Stercorarius skua 2
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 282
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 270
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 17
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 5
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 25
Sabine's Gull Larus sabini 1
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis 10
'Commic' Tern Sterna hirundo/paradisaea 2
Puffin Fratercula arctica 2
Guillemot Uria aalge 55
Razorbill Alca torda 5
Eider Somateria mollissima 4
Auk sp. 2
Large Gull sp. 180

Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope 3
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 390
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata 6
Common Redshank Tringa totanus 1
Wader sp. 31

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 31 July 2010

Posted 01 August 2010

Joe O'Hanlon, Nicholas Grounds, Marinelife Research Surveyors

Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 9

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 38
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 909
Gannet Morus bassanus 164
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 86
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 3
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 50
Common Gull Larus canus 2
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 384
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 13
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 1
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 27
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 3
'Commic' Tern Sterna hirundo/paradisaea 2
Puffin Fratercula arctica 7
Guillemot Uria aalge 173
Razorbill Alca torda 8
Eider Somateria mollissima 7
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle 4
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 933
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata 6
Common Redshank Tringa totanus 11
Auk sp. 31
Gull sp. 1
Wader sp. 22

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 26 June 2010

Posted 27 June 2010

Rob Petley-Jones, John Perry, Marinelife Research Surveyors 

Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 7
Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus 2

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 23
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 145
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus 1
Gannet Morus bassanus 115
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 17
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 1
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 3
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 12
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 19
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 4
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 12
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis 6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 20
Puffin Fratercula arctica 3
Guillemot Uria aalge 116
Razorbill Alca torda 27
Eider Somateria mollissima 8
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle 6
Tern sp. 4
Auk sp. 7
Gull sp. 544
Skua sp. (probably Long-tailed Skua) 1

Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 1
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 17
Feral Pigeon Columba livia 15
Common Swift Apus apus 5
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 1
Duck sp. 2
Wader sp. 1

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 29 May 2010

Posted 30 May 2010

Jane Petley-Jones, Stephen Dunstan, Marinelife Research Surveyors 

Dolphin sp. 1
Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus 1

Basking Shark Cetorhinus maximus 1

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 7
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 50
Gannet Morus bassanus 29
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 12
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 633
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 84
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 1
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 35
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis 7
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 2
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea 15
'Commic' Tern Sterna hirundo/paradisaea 2
Puffin Fratercula arctica 2
Guillemot Uria aalge 269
Razorbill Alca torda 67
Eider Somateria mollissima 17
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle 1

Great Northern Diver Gavia immer 2
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 1
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 4
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 521
Feral Pigeon Columba livia 2
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 1

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 24 – 25 April 2010

Posted 26 April 2010

Peter Ullrich, Dave McGrath, Marinelife Research Surveyors

Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 2
Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus 2
Seal sp. 1

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 14
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 25
Gannet Morus bassanus 58
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 14
Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 8
Great Skua Stercorarius skua 1
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 3
Common Gull Larus canus 1
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 68
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 32
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 6
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 28
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis 13
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 4
"Commic" Tern Sterna hirundo/paradisaea 3
Black Guillemot Cepphus grille 1
Guillemot Uria aalge 118
Razorbill Alca torda 13
Eider Somateria mollissima 27
Tern sp. 45
Auk sp. 81
Small Gull sp. 2
Gull sp. 1

Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 6
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna c141
Stock Dove Columba oenas 1
Feral Pigeon Columba livia 2
Sand Martin Riparia riparia 1
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 10
House Martin Delichon urbica 2
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 1
Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba 3
Rook Corvus frugilegus 3
Pipit sp. 3
Passerine sp. 19
Goose sp. c25

Fleetwood and Mudflats (24/04/10):
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 8
Herring Gull Larus argentatus Not counted (numerous nesting in Fleetwood) Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 18
Eider Somateria mollissima 12
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 2
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus c160
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 2
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 3
Rook Corvus frugilegus 2
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris 2
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 1
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 3
Pipit sp. 1

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 27 March 2010

Posted 28 March 2010

Rob Petley-Jones, Mike Robinson, Marinelife Research Surveyors

Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 3
Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus 1

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 36
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 3
Gannet Morus bassanus 132
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 3
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 2
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 11
Common Gull Larus canus 3
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 41
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 14
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 1
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 20
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis 8
Puffin Fratercula arctica 2
Guillemot Uria aalge 103
Razorbill Alca torda 80
Eider Somateria mollissima 3
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle 4
Auk sp. 151
Gull sp. 309
Duck sp. 2
Pipit sp. 1

Fleetwood and Mudflats:
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 4
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 12
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 4
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 2
Eider Somateria mollissima 25
Little Egret Egretta garzetta 1
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 2
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 213
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata 1
Common Redshank Tringa totanus 18
Feral Pigeon Columba livia 3
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 4
Auk sp. 30

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 27 - 28 February 2010

Posted 01 March 2010

Joe O'Hanlon, Peter Ullrich, Marinelife Research Surveyors 

Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 7

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 9
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea 1
Gannet Morus bassanus 25
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 53
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 19
Common Gull Larus canus 108
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 42
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 10
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 3
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 25
Guillemot Uria aalge 50
Razorbill Alca torda 70
Eider Somateria mollissima 10
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 10
Auk sp. 47
Gull sp. 37
Diver sp. 2

Fleetwood and Mudflats:
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 8
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 53
Common Gull Larus canus 1
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 97
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 5
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 2
Eider Somateria mollissima 5
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 3,800+
Greater Canada Goose Branta canadensis 46
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 106
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 14
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus c1620
European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria 670+
Sanderling Calidris alba 85
Dunlin Calidris alpina 18
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata 62+
Common Redshank Tringa totanus 26
Feral Pigeon Columba livia 2
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 1
White / Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba 1
Rook Corvus frugilegus 5
Carrion Crow Corvus corone 1
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris 21
Magpie Pica pica 4
Dunnock Prunella modularis 1

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 30 - 31 January 2010

Posted 01 February 2010

Jane Petley-Jones, Rob Petley-Jones, Marinelife Research Surveyors 

Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 8
Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus 1

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 6
Gannet Morus bassanus 2
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 6
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 14
Common Gull Larus canus 6
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 11
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 3
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 2
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 53
Puffin Fratercula arctica 11
Guillemot Uria aalge 56
Razorbill Alca torda 66
Eider Somateria mollissima 76
Auk sp. 244
Gull sp. 7

Fleetwood Mudflats:
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 15
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 57
Common Gull Larus canus 1
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 39
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 2
Eider Somateria mollissima 86
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 1
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 230
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 81
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope 20
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 5
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 3
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 230
Dunlin Calidris alpina 40
Common Redshank Tringa totanus 3

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 19 December 2009

Posted 20 December 2009

Joe O'Hanlon, Jane Petley-Jones, Marinelife Research Surveyors

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 10
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 3
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 5
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 265
Common Gull Larus canus 15
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 57
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 3
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 2
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 34
Guillemot Uria aalge 28
Razorbill Alca torda 80
Eider Somateria mollissima 4
Auk sp. 72
Gull sp. 42
Diver sp. 1

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 1
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 1
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 5
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 900+
Dunlin Calidris alpina 14
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata 1
Common Redshank Tringa totanus 41
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 3
Jackdaw Corvus monedula c30
Geese sp. 23+ (All Fleetwood Mudflats area)

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 28 November 2009

Posted 29 November 2009

Duncan Fyfe, Helen Miller, Marinelife Research Surveyors

Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus 1
Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 1
Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus 1
Cetacean sp. 1

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 14
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 4
Gannet Morus bassanus 1
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 1
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 6
Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus 1
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 3
Common Gull Larus canus 4
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 42
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 4
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 1
Little Gull Larus minutus 2
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 25
Guillemot Uria aalge 123
Razorbill Alca torda 7
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides 2
Skua sp. 1
Auk sp. 65
Gull sp. 30

Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata 3
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 1
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 30
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 120
Common Eider Somateria mollissima 4
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 1207
Common Redshank Tringa totanus 5
Diver sp. 1

Marinelife Survey Report: Fleetwood-Larne 'Stena Leader' 31 October 2009

Posted 01 November 2009

Joe O'Hanlon, Paul Causon, Marinelife Research Surveyor

Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 1

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 5
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 1
Shearwater sp. 1
Gannet Morus bassanus 2
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 5
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 26
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 21
Common Gull Larus canus 14
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 21
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 15
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 2
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 26
Guillemot Uria aalge 108
Razorbill Alca torda 184
Eider Somateria mollissima 20
Auk sp. 48
Gull sp. 65

Grey Heron Ardea cinera 1 (Larne Port)
Shelduck Sturnis vulgaris c60 (Fleetwood mudflats)
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 4
Starling Sturnis vulgaris 1
Waders sp. c2500 (fleetwood mudflats)