Seawatching takes centre stage

9th August 2008 - overcast, rain soon, then showers SSW3/4/5
Morning observations (0600-0900) before the rain set in produced 1030 Manx Shearwater, 115 Gannet, 36 Common Scoter, 2 dark phase Arctic Skua and single Fulmar, Arctic Tern and Sandwich Tern. As the rain turned to showers on the rising tide (1420-1720) further observations produced 145 Manx Shearwater, 115 Gannet, 52 Sandwich Tern, 50 Common Scoter, 15 Fulmar, 2 Arctic Skua (1 dark, 1 pale) and an Arctic Tern.