Arctic Skuas

1st August 2013 – overcast then bright and sunny SE3
Two Arctic Skua chased 80 Sandwich Tern and early morning observations (0630-0930) also produced 136 Manx Shearwater, 131 Common Scoter, 74 Gannet, 3 Kittiwake, 3 Common Tern and a Fulmar.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders were prevalent on the falling tide with 1200 Dunlin, 200 Knot, 50 Turnstone, 20 Ringed Plover, 10 Sanderling and 5 Black-tailed Godwit logged.
The overnight rain put a dampener on the moth trap with just 220 moths of 56 species logged, however, the highlight was a Grey Chi – the first to be recorded for seven years.
Grey Chi.