Checklist S38658086

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Owner Nick Dorian

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  • 4.5 mi
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Wonderful visit to Rathlin Island! Species observed include the ferry to and from Ballycastle, the walk to the seabird center (including Kebble Lough) along the paved road, and seawatch at the seabird center. I highly recommend walking the 4.5 miles to the center as you get a true sense of the many different habitats on the island, such as spruce/hemlock forests, gardens, reed beds, lakes, and heathland. Alternatively, you can take the Puffin Bus for £5.

Ric and the staff as the seabird center were very helpful in explaining the phenology of puffins and other seabirds on Rathlin Island. Unfortunately, I missed the last of the nesting alcids by about a week. They won't arrive again until late-April/early-May. That said, kittiwakes and fulmars put on a great show and I got many point-blank views at both juveniles and adults on nest and in flight.

Rathlin Island is seemingly endless. I wish I had time to stay over and explore all the different loughs and hiking trails. I'm sure interesting stuff is bound to show up during migration.

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 8
  2. Graylag Goose (Domestic type)

    Number observed: 2

    Details: ushet lough

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  3. Number observed: 25
  4. Number observed: 1

    Details: Kebble lough

  5. Number observed: 30
  6. Number observed: 8
  7. Number observed: 2
  8. Number observed: 8
  9. Number observed: 12
  10. Number observed: 1
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  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 1

    Details: Woot! Kebble Lough

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  14. Number observed: 750
    Breeding Code: ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
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  15. Number observed: 25
  16. Number observed: 50
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  17. Number observed: 4
  18. Number observed: 300
    Breeding Code: NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
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  19. Number observed: 2
  20. Number observed: 15
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  21. Number observed: 2
  22. Number observed: 8
  23. Number observed: 3
  24. Number observed: 2
  25. Number observed: 1

    Details: Seabird center, distantly perched on sandy depression high on cliff

  26. Number observed: 1
  27. Number observed: 5
  28. Number observed: 3
  29. Number observed: 1
  30. Number observed: 25
  31. Number observed: 40
  32. Number observed: 2
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  33. Number observed: 15

    Details: many singing

  34. Number observed: 4
  35. Number observed: 3
  36. Number observed: 2
  37. Number observed: 4
  38. Number observed: 8
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  39. Number observed: 8
  40. Number observed: 1
  41. Number observed: 20
  42. Number observed: 1
  43. Number observed: 12
  44. Number observed: 8

    Details: around the seabird center

  45. Number observed: 8
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  46. Number observed: 25
  47. Number observed: 16
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