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.