Sunday 15 May 2011

Some rewards in a marginal wind

Heysham Obs
Mike B and Pete C flew the flag for the early morning seawatching today and it was mainly a bit distant with intermittent spells of poor visibility and low, rather too uniform cloud

North harbour wall 0700ish (?)-1030, 1900-1935
Arctic Skua - 5, with all but one before 0910hrs, LM in evening chasing terns
skua spp - one, thought to be a probable Pomarine, but too distant
Sandwich Tern - 2
Gannet - absolute minimum of 25 individuals
Common Scoter - 4
Red-throated Diver - 1
Arctic Tern - at least one of 4 in the evening being chased by the Arctic Skua was this spccies, the others remained unidentified as only briefly glimpsed