Saturday, 14 May 2016

Highlights from the day seemed to be directed seawards with gems such as Black Guillemot, Pomarine Skua, two Arctic Skuas, and two Common Scoters seen off the South End, whilst 35 Arctic Terns were watched feeding distantly off the West Coast at midday.

A Grey Heron was the first seen since the end of March, indicating perhaps a failed breeder passing through? Also seen on The Narrows were six Purple Sandpipers, seven Dunlins, six Whimbrels, and 14 Turnstones.

Totals inland amounted to eight Collared Doves, three Swifts, 144 Swallows, 20 House Martins, one White Wagtail, one Grasshopper Warbler, ten Sedge Warblers, one Reed Warbler, one Whitethroat, nine Blackcaps, 11 Chiffchaffs, three Willow Warblers, three Spotted Flycatchers, one Hooded Crow, one Siskin, 11 Goldfinches, and four Lesser Redpolls.

One of the eight Collared Doves seen today

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