Arctic Skuas

1st September 2016 – sunny spells, rain by evening SW2/3
A check of the sea on the falling tide revealed 19 Gannet, 10 Common Scoter, 9 Sandwich Tern, 4 Kittiwake, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Shag and a Manx Shearwater.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded migrants remain at a premium with just 8 Wheatear, 6 Robin, 4 Goldcrest and single Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Sedge Warbler logged.
Diurnal Migration
Three Grey Wagtail and single Tree Sparrow and Sand Martin were amongst a trickle of Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 1000 Redshank, 365 Turnstone, 12 Greenshank, 2 Ruff and single Black-tailed Godwit and Curlew Sandpiper.
Single Peregrine, Little Owl and Raven were the best of the rest.