Arctic Skuas and Storm Petrel

9th July 2008 - overcast, rain by evening SE1/2/3
Early morning observations over a calm sea (0615-0715) produced a steady southward movement of Manx Shearwater with 310 birds recorded. Also seen were 145 Common Scoter, 105 Sandwich Tern, 30 Gannet, 2 Arctic Skua (1 dark, 1 pale), 2 Common Tern and a Storm Petrel. As the weather deteriorated an early evening watch (1615-1715) saw 40 Sandwich Tern, 30 Manx Shearwater, 15 Gannet, 2 Arctic Skua (both pale phase) and a single Common Tern logged.