Monday, 16 May 2016

The morning broke with a stunning millpond sea perfect for watching passing seabirds and cetaceans. Good counts of 42 Common Scoters, 572 Manx Shearwaters, 60 Gannets, 29 Shags, 93 Kittiwakes, 364 Guillemots, 746 Razorbills, 20 Puffins, and 13 Harbour Porpoises were made.

Bird of the day was only heard singing for about five minutes from the southern end of the Obs garden near the Schoolhouse. This came in the form of a Wryneck. The bird was searched for later but could not be found.
Things were much quieter inland with three Sanderlings, two Purple Sandpipers, seven Dunlins, one Bar-tailed Godwit, eight Whimbrels, 13 Turnstones, one Grey Wagtail, eight Sedge Warblers, two Whitethroats, one Garden Warbler, four Blackcaps, nine Chiffchaffs, one Spotted Flycatcher, five Siskins, and 17 Lesser Redpolls recorded. A noticeable movement of northward hirundines was noted however totalling two Sand Martins, 341 Swallows, and 69 House Martins.

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