Still waiting on migrants, but apart from a "LBJ" reported to me this morning, there is still no movement. I should have mentioned earlier, but the week before I arrived, there were lots of small birds seen here, along with two "hawks". My timing has been awful in the last couple of years here!
Yesterday lunchtime, I witnessed something I've never seen here, or anywhere else, before. A Great Skua got hold of a Fulmar and proceeded to kill it over a matter of minutes. The Fulmar broke away at one point, but the Skua was on it in a flash, pulling it back down onto the surface of the water. I suspect death was by drowning.
I know Skuas are known to take Puffin and Kittiwake, but I'd have thought that a Fulmar was too big. Obviously I was wrong!
Another interest find Paul.
The North Sea seems to be such a dangerous place at times, but birds appear to manage pretty well, don't they.