Early morning skuas

19th July 2011 – overcast WNW2/3/4
Early morning observations (0600-0800) were led by 2 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua and a Great Skua all moving out of Morecambe Bay. Also seen were 55 Common Scoter and small numbers of Red-throated Diver, Gannet and Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded overnight migrants involved 12 Willow Warbler and 14 Whitethroat.
Diurnal Migration
Small numbers of Swallow were noted flying south over the sea early morning.
A Little Egret was along the eastern shore.
Rather neglected of late but Emperor, Brown Hawker, Four-spotted Chaser, Black-tailed Skimmer, Common Darter and Common Blue Damselfly are now all on the wing .