I had a quick look off Black Rock Sands beach early morning and was rewarded with a nice Pomarine Skua and an Arctic chasing Terns.
On then to Cricieth which was very quiet with only an Arctic Skua bobbing on the water, so I moved west again to Penychain. A walk through the scrub here produced plenty of whitethroats, wheatears and a Whimbrel on the new golf course being developed there, but little else. Things improved as I settled down on the headland to seawatch. I quickly found a distant roseate tern in amongst a flock of comic terns and also an Arctic Skua, dark phase adult this time, harassing the terns. There were plenty of Gannets Manxies and a Guillemots as well as 3 red-thorated divers and a couple of porpoise. After half an hour or so I picked up the roseate again but this time very close - only juts off the rocks fishing with 5 sandwich terns. It remained here giving fantastic views until I left an hour later when the rain set it. There was a hint of a pink flush on the breast and the call was very distinctive - a short phik! - not really di-syllabic as described in Collins. A very smart bird and only the second I think I've found locally away from breeding sites.