Arctic Skuas and Puffins

22nd May 2022 – overcast/showers SSW3/4
Early morning observations over the sea (0630-0830) revealed 620 Manx Shearwater, 350 Guillemot, 175 Common Scoter, 76 Sandwich Tern, 21 Razorbill, 20 Kittiwake, 5 Red-throated Diver, 2 Puffin, 2 Arctic Skua (dark morph) and single Fulmar and Arctic Tern.
Grounded Migrants
A few more birds than of late with 4 Spotted Flycatcher and 3 Wheatear logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 600 Dunlin, 120 Ringed Plover and 24 Knot.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap attracted 112 moths of 19 species with Pale-shouldered Brocade new for the year.