Saturday 17th September 2016

With favourable winds sea-watching was very much top of the agenda today. A summary of the more interesting species during the morning is as follows; 2 Leach's Petrels, single Sabine's, Caspian and Little Gulls, Long-tailed, Pomarine (2) Arctic ( 105) and Great (159) Skuas, 2 Sooty and 35 Manx Shearwaters, 112 Pintail, 1,317 Wigeon, 53 Kittiwakes, 3 Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, 515 Gannets and Black Tern (3). Peregrine and Wheatear were two other species logged during the mornings sea-watch. A Spotted Flycatcher was also in the dead trees dune side of the coastal  path behind the Observatory.

Great Skuas passing distantly offshore - Cley next the Sea, September 2016