Friday, 28 July 2017


A short (and rather chilly) sea watch at the brick house near Ynyslas between 7 and 8 am this morning produced a rather smart pale phase adult arctic skua heading north. Very little else with less than 100 Manx shearwaters passing and the occasional gannet. There were around 60 common scoter on the sea and 14 sanderling entertained me for a while before being chased off by the inevitable dogs.