Tuesday, 11 May 2010

11th May 2010

A light west north westerly and some drizzle did little to lift the spirits of observers - however, they were rather suprised to find the first Whinchat (a male) of the year; first on Middle and later on the main island. Also present were a Sedge Warbler, two Whitethroat and 2 Wheatear.

Sea-watching was very productive with 26 Manx Shearwaters early on, 4 Red-throated Divers, 34 Gannet, 60 Sandwich and 25 Common Terns, 14 Guillemot and a male Eider.

Whimbrels again passed through in good numbers (18).

However, bird of the day was the first Osprey of the year for the island which drifted in from Prestatyn until directly north of the North End before it then headed out (in the usual manner) towards Formby Point. At last!

[DB + SH]

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