Tuesday 14 May 2013

Tuesday 14th May 2013

Strong southerly gales and heavy rain signalled the arrival of summer and led to some extended seawatching. The first four Pomarine Skua of the year were offshore in the evening, but the highlight was the continuing presence of 20 Roseate Tern in the morning with at 13 heading south in the evening. Also offshore during the day two Storm Petrel, four Great and an Arctic Skua, 321 Manx Shearwater, 119 Kittiwake, 53 Common, eight Little and three Arctic Tern, 27 Fulmar, 14 Great Northern and a Red-throated Diver. Elsewhere a Spotted Flycatcher was in Dead Dolphin Wood, 107 Swift passed through in the evening and wader counts included 28 Sanderling, 14 Dunlin, three Turnstone and a Grey Plover. 

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