Monday, 12 September 2011

Force ten winds from the South ensured that most action was situated out to sea today, with impressive totals of seabirds tallying up during the day. The first Leach's Storm-petrels of the year were seen in the afternoon, with two off the North end; other noteworthy birds included eight Sooty Shearwaters, six Balearic Shearwaters, nine Great Skuas, five Arctic Skuas, two Pomarine Skuas and singles of Long-tailed SkuaSabine’s Gull and Little Gull. FulmarsManx Shearwaters and Gannets also passed by in good numbers, with 47, 15736 and 850 seen respectively; four Bar-tailed Godwits, 275 Sandwich Terns, 188 Common Terns and 18 Arctic Terns were also seen.

Adult Arctic Skua and Sooty Shearwater

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