Pomarine Skua

12th May 2013 – overcast rain soon SW4
Morning observations (0800-0900 & 1045-1145) as the weather closed in were led by a single adult pale phase Pomarine Skua amongst 100 Gannet, 95 Manx Shearwater, 60 Kittiwake, 44 Guillemot, 19 Sandwich Tern, 10 Razorbill, 7 Arctic Tern and single Arctic Skua, Red-throated Diver, Fulmar and Shag.
Grounded Migrants
Just 3 Wheatear were logged.
Diurnal Migration
A single Swift was the first of the year .
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 2250 Dunlin, 130 Bar-tailed Godwit, 110 Ringed Plover and 12 Whimbrel.
A Harbour Porpoise was recorded.