Pomarine Skua leads offshore highlights

8th May 2007 - heavy rain clearing to sun and showers WSW 6/5
The female Serin remains although proving elusive in the strong wind.
Morning observations, once the torrential rain cleared, (0930-1100) were led by a pale-phase Pomarine Skua heading into Morecambe Bay. Other sightings included 80 Gannet, 24 Sandwich Tern, 18 Common Scoter, 12 Red-throated Diver, 10 Arctic Tern, 2 Arctic Skuas and small numbers of Manx Shearwater, Fulmar and Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
An increase to 11 Wheatear hinted at a small movement despite the weather, although other sightings were limited to single lingering Lesser Whitethroat and Willow Warbler and the Hooded Crow.
Diurnal Migration
A few Swallow and a single House Martin were on the move.
Wildfowl and Waders
A total of 15 Whimbrel were located and the three Golden Plover remain.
A Little Egret continues to roam the island.
Hooded Crow