Sunday, 11 September 2011

Hopes Nose

07:45 - 10:35

6 Arctic Skua, 3 Pomarine Skua & 4 Great Skua all south. 62 close Balearic Shearwater (north) & 31+ (south) along with 4 Manx Shearwater (south). Distant and in the glare 163+ Shearwater sp mostly south, plus there were a lot of Gannet (250 in the first 1/2 hour), 5 Guillimot, 4 Auk sp and "stuff" but viewing was difficult with the sun. There was a northerly passage of 95 Kittiwake in close with the Balearics, as well a a single Arctic Tern.

Like Matt I too saw a 2nd winter Med Gull (between 10 & 10.15, S), and I also had a group of 4 Common Scoter plus a single.

Now time to earn some brownie points before this evening and tomorrow!