An adult long-tailed skua was on the sea about 100ft offshore from Galley Hill, also reported were 11 storm petrels.
Archive for May 26th, 2006
Birding highlights are still being provided offshore, a sea watch this afternoon from the Tern Watch Caravan producedÂ 4 Storm Petrel, Arctic Skua, 14 Gannet and 8 Fulmar.
Seawatching continues to provide most of the interest with yet more Storm Petrels, a total of 56 birds up till about 1400hrs, along with 35 Manx Shearwaters, a Balearic Shearwater, 460 Gannets and four Mediterranean Gulls.
The bird of the day was an Icterine Warbler found in gorse bushes near the Old Lighthouse but it was unfortunately seen well by only one observer.
Also, of great interest was a Gull-billed Tern which appeared on Burrowes Pit on the RSPB Reserve in the afternoon.
David Walker from DBO website.