|Pomarine Skuas flying east (left) off Splash Point, Seaford|
Other birds seen by me were 32 divers (15 ID'd as Black-throated and 3 as Red-throated), 8 Brent Geese, a male Mandarin, 3 Teal, 904 Common Scoter, a female Velvet Scoter, Grey Plover, 20 Sanderling, 38 Bar-tailed Godwits, 79 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpipers, 34 Arctic Skuas (half dark), Great Skua, an unidentified skua (Pom/Arctic), adult Mediterranean Gull, 29 Little Gulls, 73 Black-headed Gulls, 181 Sandwich Terns, 708 Commic Terns (11 ID'd as Arctic & 131 Common), 84 Little Terns, a Black Tern, 9 Razorbills and 7 Guillemots.
4 May 2014. I seawatched from 06:00-11:00 when I had a family commitment (25 wedding anniversary do). The promise given by a Pomarine Skua pointed out to me by Mike O'Shea at 06:00 as I was getting my telescope out of the car failed to materialise and it was a fairly routine seawatch. At least I was not overly concerned when I had to leave. During my time at Seaford I also saw 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Shoveler, 436 Common Scoter, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 15 Bar-tailed Godwits, 16 Wimbrel, 2 Common Sandpipers, Arctic Skua, 43 Sandwich Terns, 1 Arctic Tern and 12 Common Terns. All were flying east.