Sunday, September 30th, 2018
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Moderate south-westerly winds switched to a west-north-westerly later, on a day featuring sunny intervals. During the seawatch, ten Wigeon, 55 Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver and two Little Egrets flew south, whilst two Mediterranean Gulls and a Pomarine Skua flew north. In addition, six Blue Fulmars were logged: four flying north, two moving south and a second calendar-year Mediterranean Gull lingered off the headland.
Another Pomarine Skua harassed gulls off Breil Nook. On the opposite side of the headland, sightings from South Landing included two Golden Plovers, 32 Skylarks and two Grey Wagtails heading west, with five Goldcrests present and six Lesser Redpolls caught and ringed.
The day’s highlight came on the Yorkshire Belle cruise off the headland when a Basking Shark showed well.