Sunday, 22 May 2016

22nd May 2016

Weather: SSE 0/1 at dawn then NW 1/2 by mid-morning, rain showers
The island is ablaze with flowers at the moment, mainly Pignut,Bluebells,Thrift and Birds-foot trefoil (CJ)
Neither the south easterly at dawn nor the rain showers during the morning brought any migrants to the ground on the island, and therefore concentration was on the sea over the high tide producing records of 60 Gannets, at least 40 Common Terns and 2 Arctic Terns off the west side. A few Swallows lingered with the 4 that seem to be resident and single House Martin and Swift came through with them. About a thousand Dunlin are still present, also logged were 20 Ringed Plover, 12 Turnstone, a Knot, 6 Sanderling and a Whimbrel.

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