Seabirds continue to dominate

29th June 2008 - sunny spells SW4
Observations over the tide (0800-1000) were highlighted by 3 Arctic Skua (2 dark, 1 pale), 2 Puffin and a single Storm Petrel. Also seen were 240 Sandwich Tern, 120 Manx Shearwater, 38 Gannet, 18 Kittiwake, 14 Guillemot, 3 Little Tern, 2 Common Tern and single Arctic Tern and Fulmar. Observations later in the day (1400-1500) produced 2 Arctic Skua (1 dark, 1 pale) and another Storm Petrel along with small numbers of Sandwich Tern, Gannet and Manx Shearwater.
Breeding Birds
Post breeding flocks of Goldfinch are beginning to form, juveniles dominate, suggesting a good breeding season.