More Arctic Skuas and Puffins

27th May 2022 – bright start, cloudy later WNW5/6
Early morning observations on the rising tide (0630-0830) produced 150 Guillemot, 145 Gannet, 132 Razorbill, 120 Sandwich Tern, 106 Manx Shearwater, 50 Kittiwake, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Little Tern and single Puffin and Fulmar.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 200 Sanderling, 150 Dunlin, 60 Ringed Plover and 31 Grey Plover.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains and 4 hybrid young are now in the area.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap held 172 moths of 29 species with Small Square-spot and Treble Lines the dominant species and Elephant Hawk Moth, Common Wainscot, Mottled Rustic, Turnip Moth and the nationally scarce Sand Dart new for the year.