Sooty Shearwater and Storm Petrel

9th June 2012 – overcast/showers W3
With little evidence of much happening elsewhere on the island activities were focussed on the sea where observations (0700-1000 & 1330-1600) were highlighted by a Sooty Shearwater moving close inshore out of Morecambe Bay and a Storm Petrel heading into the bay. Also seen were a totals of 205 Gannet, 190 Manx Shearwater, 52 Kittiwake, 40 Guillemot, 30 Common Scoter, 19 Sandwich Tern, 13 Fulmar, 11 Razorbill, 9 Arctic Tern, 4 Common Tern, 3 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua and 3 Little Tern
A few more Eider ducklings have recently emerged.
The first Large Yellow Underwing have now emerged.