Pomarine Skua

9th September 2017 – early heavy showers then sunny spells NW3/4
Early morning observations (0800-0900) as the showers began to clear were led by an adult pale phase Pomarine Skua moving out of Morecambe Bay. Also seen were 56 Kittiwake, 39 Common Scoter, 19 Gannet, 8 Sandwich Tern, 4 Razorbill and 2 Arctic Skua.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded birds were limited to 6 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrest, 2 White Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff and a Garden Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
A few birds were on the move as the showers relented with 60 Tree Sparrow, 50 Meadow Pipit, 10 Swallow and 4 Grey Wagtail recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 1470 Curlew, 330 Golden Plover, 200 Grey Plover and 4 Ruff.