Friday, 4 April 2014

The low cloud cover and drizzle cleared away overnight, leading to a large clear out of migrants. A small movement of seabirds off the South End in the early hours saw the year's first Arctic Skua flying north-west, along with three Red-throated Divers and 13 Gannets.

In terms of passerines, there were greatly reduced numbers of Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers on the island, although the two Firecrests remained at Nant throughout the day. Thrush numbers had increased, with a Fieldfare and 14 Redwings recorded; 11 Wheatears were seen around the coast; and 215 Meadow Pipits, three Sand Martins and two Swallows flew south in the morning.

As well as installing the new skylights at Cristin, Todd, Bevan and Mike managed to erect the new Solfach hide, after the last one was smashed to pieces in the winter storms. A huge thanks to the team, and to Todd for building it!

This Collared Dove was finally captured in the Heligoland trap, which is the first to do so since 2011

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