Arctic Skuas

9th July 2017 – overcast/sunny later SW2/3
Two checks of the sea either side of high tide produced totals of 230 Sandwich Tern, 167 Common Scoter, 72 Gannet, 6 Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Little Tern and an Arctic Tern.
Grounded Migrants
A couple of Willow Warbler provided further evidence of southbound movement.
Diurnal Migration
Three Swift flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 43 Dunlin, 10 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Whimbrel.