Weather: light air, then N 2 later, slight mist, sunny.
Very quiet on the passerine front this morning, 5 Wheatears were about but although they stayed for the whole of the morning, they did not venture near the traps.
A Woodpigeon flew about first thing and a Sand Martin passed through but there were no further migrants until a single Willow Warbler turned up in the SK at noon.
The local Swallows which have now arrived flew continuously around the island and seemed to be settling in the 3 regular nesting sites. Many Linnets were nest building and the pair of Pied Wagtails were also busy. It was nice to see a Robin at this time.
The sea was very calm and another 2 Harbour Porpoises were therefore easy to find swimming off the west side, while 27 Red-throated Divers, 38 Great Crested Grebes, 22 Guillemot and 12 Red-breasted Mergansers were also obvious in the good light, as were many Sandwich and Common Terns.
No sign this morning of the 1 remaining Brent but the 2 Eiders are still sitting out the tide. Several Whimbrel were the best of the waders which are now much reduced in numbers as we head towards the breeding season.
photos JE, CJ