Monday, 16 September 2013

It was another breezy day on the island, and so most spent the day seawatching. Although there were a few oddities amongst the common seabirds, it was nothing like yesterday's thrill. The highlights of the day came in the form of two juvenile Long-tailed Skuas, the first three Leach's Petrels of the year, two Pomarine Skuas, three Great Northern Divers, six Sooty Shearwaters and eight Balearic Shearwaters.

Totals of slightly more common species amounted to: three Red-throated Divers, 480 Gannets, 428 Manx Shearwaters, five Common Scoters, a Ringed Plover, six Golden Plovers, a Sanderling, a Purple Sandpiper, 15 Dunlins, 29 Redshanks, four Turnstones, nine Arctic Skuas, 12 Great Skuas, six Sandwich Terns and an Arctic Tern.

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