Medmerry: The Long-tailed Skua re-appeared this afternoon, refound by Jim Langiewicz along the beach from the breach. In the pictures it looks rather darker underneath and possibly longer-tailed than the bird of last week, but surely it is the same bird?
A Black Tern was also seen nearby (per IL).
Full list of birds seen in the breach area - Long-tailed Skua (which flew off westwards), 100+ Common Tern, 20+ Little Tern (inc 6 juv), 10 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Sandpiper, 50 Black-tailed, 2 Avocet, 20 Grey Plover, 6 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whitethroat, 15 Sand Martin and a Clouded Yellow. (S&SaH)
Additional watch 1610 to 1815hrs: (Obs: JA/SH)
Gannet - 4E
Curlew - 1E
Turnstone - 10W
Commic Tern - 250W, 50 os
Sandwich Tern - 50W, 12 os
Kittiwake - 1os
Swift - 6
Ham area - Avocet family of 2 adults and 4 juveniles, Little Egret 24, Grey Plover 8, Lapwing 11, Stock Dove 2, Kestrel 2 adults with 1 juvenile, Buzzard 2, Chiffchaff 1, Whitethroat 5, Swallow c50, and 1 Brown Hare (SR).