Monday, 5 May 2014

A brisk south east wind continued throughout today, which made for quite low numbers of migrants around the island. A Black Guillemot, presumably the same bird that appeared this time last week, was seen in the same location, just to the North of the gull colony near Nant. A female Yellow Wagtail was seen briefly at the North End, whilst overhead passage comprised five Swifts, three Sand Martins, 76 Swallows and four House Martins. A single Grasshopper Warbler, nine Sedge Warblers, four Whitethroats, 14 Chiffchaffs, five Willow Warblers and two Goldcrests were seen in the island's gardens and withies, whilst attention to the sea yielded with just 96 Manx Shearwaters in the morning.

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