I went on another Brid skua trip this morning. Quite a contrast from last week as southerly winds put a bit of a chop on the sea.
There were a couple of skuas on view from the harbour wall to start as well as a couple of red throated divers. Almost straight away the skuas were on view mainly bonxie but also the odd arctic. A confiding manx shearwater was nice as was good views of a sooty at the rear of the boat. There was a big flock of plunge diving gannets that was quite spectacular.
there was another flyby sabines gull which i didn't see, then on the way back there was some close views of a bonxie.
All in all another very enjoyable trip but far more difficult trying to photograph birds when the boat is pitching and tossing in the sea!