Sunday, 26 July 2015

It was a miserable day on the island, with rain persisting on and off from dawn to dusk, which was accompanied by a strong SE wind. Temperatures barely held into double figures.

There was a good movement of seabirds past the island during the course of the day, with the counts amounting to: five Fulmars, 1304 Manx Shearwaters, 10 Gannets, 21 Common Scoters, three Kittiwakes and nine Puffins. A count of 26 Turnstones around the Narrows was good, and a handful of other waders comprised two Whimbrels, 44 Curlews, five Redshanks and three Common Sandpipers. Two Willow Warblers were perhaps the only migrant passerines of note.

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