Well no birding done this past couple of days because I've had family over but when has that really ever stopped me. So sat by the Outdoor Swimming pool which I have, ok that I have as part of my communal pool where I'm stopping, posh bugger me, ;-). I was able to watch a flock of 50ish Gulls mainly Black headed with 8 Med Gulls catching flying ants, then 1 Little Gull too.
Anyway the family left and I was shatterd, kids are tiring, so here I was nodding on the sofa about 18-15 when Rob called from up the coast, Juvenile Long-tailed skua heading my way so out the door and within 60 seconds I'm watching a Juvenile Long-tailed Skua, Tern like and flying around in circles as it lingered for a short while before heading off North. Also here were again loads of Med Gulls, Little Gulls and common Terns. 3 Gannet past too.
Today 31st met me facebook buddy Baz hoping to get him the Red-backed Shrike but it had gone over night, and the other one at the Turbine had done a bunk too. But whilst searching we had 3 Spotted flycatcher, 1 Male Redstart and a Lesser Whitethroat, plus a few Blackcaps and the commoner stuff.