Monday, 7 September 2020


A sea-watch from the brick house at Ynyslas between 1330 and 1515 when the rain came in was surprisingly productive with a steady stream of kittiwakes, sandwich terns and gannets moving south. Also south were nine arctic skuas (3 dark adult, 2 pale adult and four juvs), a juvenile long-tailed skua, an adult pomarine and a juv Sabine's gull. A few manxies were also moving south as well as 3 whimbrel, seven red-throated divers and 11 comic terns. Probably the best sea-watching from Ynyslas that I have had for many years (it just about makes up for the thousands of hours staring at a totally blank and bird-less sea).