Saturday, 15 May 2010

Skuas again

North Harbour Wall 0630-0845
Clear, calm, then W F2

Arctic Skua - 2 dark phase NE.  The first floated in at 0745 then took off and flew high; the second flew in at 0810.  At the same time a third but very distant  skua sp floated in but was unfortunately lost to view.
Swallow - 121 NE
Whimbrel - 1
Sandwich Tern - 3 blogging
Teal - 1 floated in
Great-crested Grebe - 2 in the low tide channel
Eider - 64 off Morecambe

Jenny Brown's Point:
early pm 3 pale phase Arctic Skuas
1500hrs 5 pale phase Arctic Skuas (possible the 3 above plus 2 others)
Also Spoonbill flew NW at 1240hrs