Arctic Skuas

12th May 2022 – overcast then sunny spells W3/4
Another morning when observations over the sea (0615-1015) dominated sightings. While there was no quality today both quantity and variety remained with 530 Manx Shearwater, 445 Kittiwake, 435 Guillemot, 190 Sandwich Tern, 140 Gannet, 70 Razorbill, 34 Common Scoter, 15 Arctic Tern, 9 Puffin, 6 Red-throated Diver, 4 Little Tern, 4 Arctic Skua, 2 Fulmar and single Great Crested Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser.
Diurnal Migration
The slow trickle of Swallow coming in of the sea continues.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 100 Sanderling.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains.