Today was the 5th and final special day trip to Skomer…and it started with drizzle and mist – not promising!  Having said we wouldn’t see the sun or blue sky all day, I had to eat my words as both put on a good show and gave us a great finale to the 2016 day trip series.  Highlights included Short-eared Owl (2 sightings), 6 Chough, juvenile Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Oystercatchers, Great Black-backed, Herring & Lesser Black-backed Gulls.  The day list came to 39, with the total for the 5 day trips up to 52 (click here for birds seen on the day trips in 2016)..  It’s been a great season, looking forward to the final West Coast Birdwatching special in September (still a few places left).