Tuesday, 24 August 2010

24th August 2010

The wind got up to force 7 by the middle of the morning and so sea-watching was the order of the day. The hoped for Storm Petrels did not materialise, probably we need a longer blow for them to appear. Best of the seabirds were 6 Arctic Skuas, 1 Bonxie, 50 + Gannets, 21 Common Scoters, 3 Little Terns and 1 Arctic Tern, also 5 Kittiwakes and 3 Fulmars (these last 2 species have been missing over the last few sea-watches). Manx Shearwaters as yesterday were not as numerous as seen previously with only 26 being noted today.
A Greenshank was again on the log sheet with 4 Little Egrets and a single Greenland Wheatear was on Middle Eye.

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