5th September 2018
Another productive day on the sea was the first of the year to yield all four skua species, with two Pomarines south and a juvenile Long-tailed dip-feeding off the Brigg in the early afternoon as well as 10 Great and 18 Arctics. Six Little Gulls, a Balearic Shearwater, 95 Manx and two Sooty Shearwaters were further highlights, with 108 Wigeon, 336 Teal, 112 Common Scoter, two Velvet Scoter, 110 Common Terns, 21 Arctic Terns and almost 3000 Gannets also on the move.
A Red-necked Grebe passed the Gap this morning, while in Top Scrub this afternoon there was a Spotted Flycatcher, two continental Song Thrushes and eight Willow Warblers. A Snipe two Yellow Wagtails were at Carr Naze Pond, and during the drizzle three Willow Warblers and two continental Song Thrushes arrived on Carr Naze.