|Great Skua over rough seas
202+ Manx Shearwater - one of which flew in and loitered off the Yacht Club posing nicely for some photos.
7 Arctic Terns - one came really close and flew right over the base of the pier!
1 Common Tern
8 'commic' terns - too far out for me, but could also have been arctics.
c94 Whimbrel - two large flocks of 30 and 40.
2 Great Skuas - lingered offshore for a while. Kev paid a short visit to see them just as they moved off towards Hope's Nose.
1 Skua sp. - really distant. Wasn't an arctic, couldn't see any white in the primaries. Had some warm tones in, so could well have been a young Pomarine Skua.
1 Great Northern Diver
57 auk sp.
c43 Sandwich Terns
1 Great Crested Grebe
|Manx Shearwater close in
As the title suggests, sitting on a camping stool for five hours isn't the comfiest of things, so after the five hours I gave up and went home.