Originally Posted by Joern Lehmhus
Hi all, thanks for the advice!
I have seen Chough at Waterville ,walking the beach north of the village towards the low cliffs. One fly-over adult ,one fly-over juvenile and two adults flying around the cliffs. Added bonus was a mediterranean gull at the same beach and two whimbrel.
concerning boating trips they all goin the afternoon. Had one round the Skelligs with Manx shearwater, puffin , Gannet, razorbill, guillemot, black guillemot (the latter only at start and return in Portmagee),northern fulmar , shag, kittiwake, great blackbacked,lesser blackbacked,common and herring gull, a common bussard (near coast,flying overseebut straight to the nearest land),and a single small dark, whiterumped storm petrel with tail appearing square,but didnt see andy white band on the underwing. Not really sure what the latter was.
Walter,boat tours to watch birds seem to be all in the afternoon....
maybe I'll still try Brandon head,if i can convince the family .
You will need a scope if taking on Brandon.
Walk east along the cliff from the car park and position yourself here somewhere in a suitable hollow.
Near Murirrigane, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Thursday in the North Westerly wind looks to be your best bet.
There's nothing for your family to do out there though, so abandon them in Dingle for the day.
As with all seawatching... early start is best. 7a.m onwards.
Wednesday will produce a South Westerly, in which case here is the place to be.
Best of luck.