Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Although once again no scarcities made it to the island, a fantastic passage of 5250 Swallows took place in the morning, with flocks of several hundred flying eastwards over the island. Seven Sand Martins, 23 House Martins and a Grey Wagtail also flew overhead, whilst passerine-migrants on the land included four Blackcaps, four Whitethroats, ten Chiffchaffs, nine Willow Warblers, six Goldcrests and two Spotted Flycatchers. A single Great Skua, 45 Common Terns and nine Sandwich Terns were the only notable sightings out to sea.

The first Migrant Hawker of the year was seen feeding around the observatory building in the afternoon.

A pod of six Bottle-nosed Dolphins and two Risso's Dolphins were present off the West side in the evening.

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