Storm Petrel season begins

24th May 2011 – bright and sunny W5/6
Morning observations (0810-0940) produced the first Storm Petrel of the year heading out of the bay at 0830hrs, also seen were 41 Gannet, 14 Guillemot and smaller numbers of Common Scoter, Fulmar, Razorbill and Red-throated Diver.
Wildfowl and Waders
A large flock of waders held 2000 Dunlin, 300 Ringed Plover and 3 Sanderling.
Breeding Birds
Eiders are now prominent with the females now sitting on eggs.
A couple of nesting Eiders showing great faith in their cryptic plumage to avoid detection.