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Sunday, 6 May 2018

Splash Point 6/5/18

Similar weather to yesterday and with no news filtering through from the west of any Poms, it was looking to be another day without this stunning seabird. However, when it was all quiet just after 10am, a superb flock of 7 Pomarine Skuas sailed past. These weren't the last though, after an hour out at sea on the kayak I set up again on the lowest cliff edge and my first scan produced a flock of 4 Poms, and shortly later alongside Chris Ball, another pair came past.......better late then never.

It wasn't just the Poms, good numbers of Terns & Waders but the next highlight was a minor cliff falls east of the Kittiwake colony that caused a large dust cloud for a short period.

Totals today between 05.10-15.10 & 17.25-19.25 Wind NE-SE F2:

Whimbrel - 280
Bar-tailed Godwit - 458
Gannet - 55
Common Scoter - 41
Commic Tern - 905 (those identified 75% being Arctic Tern)
Tufted Duck - 1
Arctic Skua - 13
Shelduck - 3
Black Tern - 7
Great Skua - 1
Sandwich Tern - 45
Little Tern - 5
Pomarine Skua - 13 (7@ 10.05, 4@ 17.27, 2@ 17.58 - all light phase)
Grey Plover - 6
Knot - 4
Redshank - 1
Greenshank - 1 heard
Diver sp. - 2

Whimbrel and Bar-tailed Godwits over
Splash Point
Bar-tailed Godwits over Splash Point
Arctic Tern over Splash Point