Friends of the Obs visiting the island today had another superb sea-watch - highlights included 172 Leach's Petrels - the third day on the run with three figure counts! Another Long-tailed Skua (this time a juvenile) and another Sabine's Gull (adult). The first Pale-bellied Brent Goose of the autumn arrived on the island during the sea-watch.
[SH & RS]
A flock of 35 Pink-footed Geese flew over Middle Island late afternoon and headed off over Wirral towards Lancashire - the first arrivals of the 'winter'. [DB]