Arctic Skuas turn up mob handed

15th August 2013 – overcast SW3
The sea provided a gang of 6 Arctic Skua that harried a flock of 230 Sandwich Tern. Also seen were 35 Gannet, 9 Common Scoter, 5 Guillemot, 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Common Tern and single Arctic Tern and Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
The slow trickle of Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat continues.
Wildfowl and Waders
Teal and Greenshank numbers continue to build steadily.
There are now at least 8 Little Egret on the island.
Little to report from the moth trap which held just small numbers of the expected species.