Seabirds to the fore

3rd August 2013 – sunny spells S4/5
More activity than of late over the sea with early morning observations (0730-0930) producing 260 Common Scoter, 65 Manx Shearwater, 135 Sandwich Tern, 50 Gannet, 10 Little Tern, 7 Fulmar, 4 Arctic Tern, 3 Arctic Skua and single Common Tern and Great Skua.
Grounded Migrants
Willow Warbler continue to trickle through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders remained prevalent over the high tide with 2500 Dunlin, 14 Knot, 10 Ringed Plover, 10 Grey Plover and 2 Whimbrel logged.
An exceptional 65 Small Rufous were counted and Rosy Rustic was new for the year.