Weather: F3-4 SW, overcast, dry & mild throughout the day. Vis at a distance poor in the afternoon.
Observer(s): Niall T. Keogh, Alan Clewes, Neal Warnock, Andy Clifton, Malcolm Goodman, Geoff Clewes, John Cooper, Dave Cooper, Chris Jones, Rob Innes, Des Higgins et al.
Sooty Shearwater: 35
Manx Shearwater: c.1,000
Storm Petrel: 10
Great Skua (Bonxie): 23
Pomarine Skua: 4 adults
Arctic Skua: 5
Sabine’s Gull: 1 adult & 2 juvs.
Kittiwake: 16 incl. 4 juvs.
Arctic Tern: 9
Black Guillemot: 1 adult
Light-bellied Brent Goose: 41
Bar-tailed Godwit: 3
Lesser Black-backed Gull: 1 adult
Common Dolphin: c.8
Bottlenose Dolphin: 5+
Very little passage as such but nice quality. The 3 Sab's snook through distantly in the gloom early this morning whilst the Pom Skuas really stole the show. Awesome adults with full spoons! (makes a change from the subadults with half length spoons we've been seeing of late).
A colour ringed Bonxie flew right over our heads this evening. It'll be interesting to see where it originated from. Stay tuned for details!
|Bonxie from The Bridges last week © Jände Nordblad|