Friday, 13 May 2016
Another fabulous sunny day with a few brief highlights too, being a Serin flying north along the Mountainside at midday followed by two Tree Sparrows seen leaving Ty Pellaf and dropping into Nant.
Three Cuckoos roamed around the gardens and Withies doing their best to avoid the mobbing Meadow Pipits. Counts from around the island totalled three Buzzards, one Kestrel, one Collared Dove, one Swift, 205 Swallows, 22 House Martins, one Tree Pipit, one White Wagtail, 23 Wheatears, 13 Sedge Warblers, one Reed Warbler, three Whitethroats, ten Blackcaps, 14 Chiffchaffs, four Willow Warblers, three Goldcrests, nine Spotted Flycatchers, one Blue Tit, one Hooded Crow, one Starling, 11 Goldfinches, 23 Lesser Redpolls
Sea-watching produced 286 Manx Shearwaters, 36 Gannets, 12 Cormorants, 78 Kittiwakes, and two Sandwich Terns whilst The Narrows held one Sanderling, nine Dunlins, 19 Turnstones, and the first Greenshank of the year.