Sea 0800-1000 Heysham harbour: (PM & JR)
Arctic skua 1 probable dark morph very distant, possibly one of SJ birds; light morph in at c0930
Red- throated diver 3
Manx Shearwater 1
Kittiwakes 37 in two flocks
Common Scoter 1
Stone jetty looking south 06:00 - 08:45 (Nick and Shaun)
Pomarine skua 5 flew out of the Bay (4 at 6:38, 1 about 7:15)
Arctic skua 3 or 4 flew out
Fulmar 2 out
Auk sp 3 in
Sandwich tern 1
Lighthouse area 07:00 - 08:00 (MD)
Mediterranean gull 1 - 2nd calendar year out
Fulmar 1 out - likely one of the two seen from jetty.
This bird must have flown low along the north harbour wall. It suddeny appeared low in harbour mouth.
Gained a little height
Then cut across the south harbour wall roundhead - all over in 5 seconds!
Rock pipit 1 seen taking food to nest hole in harbour wall near lighthouse