Friday, 20 May 2016

In a day of a strong winds and odd rain showers a Great Skua off the North End at midday was probably the highlight, being the first record of this powerful seabird this year. A dark phase Arctic Skua was also seen flying past the South End in the early hours.

A quite day on The Narrows too with one Purple Sandpiper and 17 Turnstones the highlights. Movement of 170 Swallows and 17 House Martins was noticed overhead and, although warbler counts were minimal today, four Spotted Flycatchers were new in. Final migrant highlights consisted of two Collared Doves, three Siskins, 14 Goldfinches, and one Lesser Redpoll.

Spotted Flycatcher

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