Saturday, 29 April 2017

Winds were reasonably calm again today, but in terms of variety and number it was a quiet day again.

Out to sea some 21 Fulmars, 75 Manx Shearwaters, 18 Gannets and 32 Puffins were seen. Whereas the beaches held the usual waders along with ten Whimbrels and a Common Sandpiper.

Hirundine passage was dampened and only 11 Swallows were recorded. However, the highlights of the day came in the form of Pipits and Wagtails with a Tree Pipit, three littoralis Rock Pipits, a Water Pipit and five White Wagtails which were seen on the island.

Also of note on the migrant front were 18 Wheatears, 14 Chiffchaffs, 13 Willow Warblers (the first day in a while were Chiffchaffs have outnumbered Willow Warbler) and two Goldcrests.

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