Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Great time at Strumble

Because of recent excellent counts at Strumble Head I forced myself out of bed early and drove the 70 miles to the Pembrokeshire coast.

 I was not to be disappointed.  Peter Murray from Maesteg was already there and we enjoyed a few hours together.  If there is a better place in the UK for scoring 4 species of skuas then I have not found it yet.  Between 9.30am and 2pm we had 8 Pomarine, 8 Arctic, 4 Great and a single juvenile Long-tailed Skua.  In addition a Leach's Petrel, 6 Common Scoters, Arctic Tern, 2 Red-throated Divers and 4 pale-bellied Brent Geese.  Also over the cliffs were 2 Ravens and 3 Choughs.

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