Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Strong winds and occasional showers battered the island today, which pushed a good number of birds out to sea past the island. A total of 16 Fulmars, 2390 Manx Shearwaters, 156 Gannets, eight Common Scoters, two Sandwich Terns, 588 Guillemots, 80 Razorbills and four Puffins were logged! On the Narrows today were two Whimbrels and four Curlews.

 Whimbrel on the rocks on the North End

 Gannet passing by out to sea

Oystercatcher in the thrift

Birds inland consisted of a Collared Dove, two Little Owl, 30 Swallows and three House Martins. Other breeding migrants included 12 Wheatears, five Sedge Warblers, three Whitethroats, a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff.

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