Sabine’s Gull and Leach’s Petrels

13th September 2011 – sunshine and showers WSW6/7/8
Conditions saw most observations concentrated along the western shore over the high tide (0715-1600) with a juvenile Sabine’s Gull (@1035) and 3 Leach’s Petrels (@0905, 1405 & 1520) the highlights amongst 124 Gannet, 57 Common Scoter, 47 Kittiwake, 27 Sandwich Tern, 19 Razorbill, 16 Guillemot, 12 Fulmar, 8 Manx Shearwater, 8 Great Skua, 6 Arctic Skua, 4 Shag, 2 Red-throated Diver and a Red-breasted Merganser.
Grounded Migrants
A single Chiffchaff and 2 Wheatear were the only migrants logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Single Ruff and Black-tailed Godwit were the pick of the waders.
A single Little Egret saw out the tide along the eastern shore.