Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Despite a rather chilly start to the day with a fresh northerly wind, conditions improved massively by midday, and a rather promising feel delivered a good movement of hirundines and a small arrival of other migrants. A good number of the former involved 39 Sand Martins, 391 Swallows, 26 House Martins and two Swifts from midday onwards. A slight increase in warbler numbers saw seven Sedge Warblers, four Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, nine Chiffchaffs, three Willow Warblers and one Goldcrest, along with a single Common Redstart and seven Spotted Flycatchers. Out to sea, singles of Red-throated Diver and Arctic Skua provided the day's most noteworthy sightings.

Oystercatcher in the rain. It won't be too long until the first chicks appear


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