Thursday, 6 October 2011

A fantastic array of species battled their way headlong into the gale force Westerly wind that persisted throughout the day. As well as the hundreds of seabirds, a Wryneck discovered around Nant Valley was seen once or twice during the afternoon too. The most noteworthy birds to be recorded out at sea during the day amounted to: seven Balearic Shearwaters, two Common Scoters, nine Ringed Plovers, 22 Golden Plovers, a Knot, seven Dunlins, a Snipe, a Grey Phalarope, four Pomarine Skuas, 16 Arctic Skuas, a Long-tailed Skua, 18 Great Skuas, a Mediterranean Gull, two Little Gulls, two Sabine's Gulls, two Common Terns, five Arctic Terns and two 'Commic' Terns.

 Gannet and Lesser Black-backed Gull
Pomarine Skua and Arctic Skua

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