Pomarine Skua, Velvet Scoter and Puffins

21st May 2022 – bright start then overcast WSW3
Extended observations over the sea (0600-1000) on the falling tide were led by a pale morph Pomarine Skua heading low into the bay at 0745hrs along with a female Velvet Scoter and 6 Puffin. Also seen were 505 Sandwich Tern, 445 Manx Shearwater, 275 Guillemot, 102 Kittiwake, 100 Common Scoter, 51 Razorbill, 3 Arctic Skua (2 dark, 1 pale), 2 Arctic Tern and single Red-throated Diver and Red-breasted Merganser.
Diurnal Migration
Small numbers of Swallow continue to trickle in off the sea.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 95 Sanderling.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains.