Weather: NNW force 4/5
Two Arctic Skuas gave a nice display with the 1,000 or so Sandwich Terns (above), while at high tide a remarkable 200 Little Terns were feeding off the north end (below). Also at high tide were 50 Common Scoters, a Guillemot, 2 Great Crested Grebes, a Gannet and a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers. Waders today included 5 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 100 Sanderling and 20 Redshank. For the second time recently a dead Common Seal pup has been found (above, DB), this seems to indicate that for the first time ever breeding attempts have been made locally by Common Seals.
|Knot in summer plumage with Dunlin and Sandwich Terns|