Autumnal gales

6th September 2011 – heavy showers W5/6/7
The weather conditions saw most efforts placed on the sea where observations (0800-1030 & 1130-1230) provided variety if not quality with 2 Arctic Skua the highlight amongst 90 Common Scoter, 48 Gannet, 15 Fulmar, 12 Razorbill, 11 Kittiwake, 10 Sandwich Tern, 6 Manx Shearwater, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Guillemot and an Arctic Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Not a day to look for grounded birds however, a Yellow Wagtail remains amongst 25 Pied Wagtail and 2 Wheatear and single Chiffchaff and Goldcrest were logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Single Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper were recorded.