Before the rain


Good scope views of two young Arctic Skuas out around the low tideline at Ainsdale for most of the morning; the birds spent a fair amount of time on the deck, preening and resting before forays after the Sandwich and Common Terns.
Always nice to be able to show people skuas on one of our guided walks (even if the attendance was small but particularly select eh David?).
Wheatears around the office early on.
Still a few Swifts moving through, but nothing like the wave yesterday afternoon.
Offshore Gannets feeding and the summer scoter flock was keeping a respectful distance.
A shady-looking crew from the dark side were enjoying the Caspian Gull, which was being particularly lazy this morning, too full of bread to stand up I expect.