Mediterranean double

10th September 2012 – heavy showers SW3
Two Mediterranean Gull (juvenile & second-year) along with single Pomarine Skua and Arctic Skua were hopefully a sign of what is to come in the stormy weather predicted this week.
Grounded Migrants
Again little movement with 4 Wheatear, 2 Goldcrest and a Chiffchaff all that was on offer.
Additional sightings included 6 Little Egret and a Raven.
Although not visible from land, a large raft of 1000s of Manx Shearwater were present off the island at the weekend. This was the view from the North Morecambe Bay Gas Platform where birds were all round the platform as far as the eye could see!