14th August

As the current spell of unsettled weather continued it was the partially obscured, rolling sea that was the focus for much of the day. With observers present throughout the daylight hours highlights from the Bill included a single Sooty Shearwater, three Arctic Skuas, 32 Balearic Shearwaters and 24 Arctic Terns. Chesil Cove was also watched at intervals through the day and produced singles of Black Tern and Storm Petrel as well as an additional 12 Balearic Shearwaters and 16 Sandwich Terns.

There were quite a few nice 'Balearic in amongst Manx' fly-bys today © Martin Cade: