Saturday, 14 May 2011

Another quiet day saw very little of note on the island. Eleven Turnstones and eight Dunlins joined the usual pair of Ringed Plovers around the narrows, whilst forty Whimbrels and two Curlews were dotted around the coast. A fairly substantial movement of seabirds at sea amounted to: fifteen Fulmars, 4000 Manx Shearwaters, sixty Gannets, nine Cormorants, twelve Shags, eighty four Kittiwakes, 118 Guillemots, 322 Razorbills and seven Puffins; a Common Gull was also seen over nant. Little had changed inland though: a Grasshopper Warbler, eleven Sedge Warblers, seven Whitethroats, a Blackcap, two Chiffchaffs, four Willow Warblers and nine Spotted Flycatchers were of the most note, whilst 199 Swallows, eight House Martins and two Swifts moved through during the day.

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