Arctic Skua two light morph
Manx Shearwater 4
Sandwich Tern 3
Little Tern 3, plus 1, plus 2
Gannet 28 in, c. 70 out distantly
Great crested grebe 9
Grey plover 25 flew south in 2 flocks
Fulmar close in,flying out at 09.40hrs
Med gull - 2z2cy with c180 2cy Common Gull Ocean Edge/Red Nab
Lighthouse area (MD)
Nothing of note seen on sea.
A visit early afternoon provided two tantalising glimpses of a Redstart hopping into the Power Station grounds. The western boundary onto scrub near lighthouse.
The difficult conditions were such that it wasn't possible to confirm if it was a Common or Black (it was barely possible to stand).
So another visit early evening with the sole intention of identifying this bird, resulted in:
Common Redstart - 1 male briefly below fence on western boundary of Power Station (record shot)
Then a surprise, a second bird:
Black Redstart 1 female type - almost invisible amongst the rocks on the outside of the Power Station boundary between the waterfall and lighhouse.
Rock Pipits 2 - one guarding nest the other taking food to young in nest. All three visits.
Another excellent record from Kevin's moth trap SD46A - a Broad-barred White