17th July 2021

Hot and sunny throughout, with a light onshore breeze and temperatures reaching 23 degrees C. A Pomarine Skua that flew north during the morning seawatch was the highlight, alongside two Teal, a Red-throated Diver, nine Manx Shearwaters, 90 Sandwich Terns and nine Arctic Terns also flying north, with a Bonxie moving south. A count of 123 Grey Seals represented a very impressive local count. Two Marbled White butterflies and two White-letter Hairstreaks were also notable.

Grey Heron, Thornwick Pools, by Dan Howe