Tuesday, 22 September 2020


Having been down south for a week or so I thought I had missed all the action at Ynyslas. Not so, although my hour and a half from 10.30 was not as eventful as Edward's time there earlier. There was a gigantic feeding frenzy of Gannets off the estuary and a steady stream of Gannets and to a lesser extent, Sandwich Terns passing south. 12 Red-troated Divers in summer plumage were very close inshore, plus 5 Razorbills. 9 Common Scoters settled on the sea further out. 12 Arctic Skuas made their way south, some extremely close and some pausing to chase terns sometimes in pairs and once, three of them worked together. Really quite exciting to watch.