Weather:W force 2/3 cloudy at first, brighter later, cooler
The Bonaparte's Gull showed early before the tide flooded the gutter, but otherwise the island was fairly quiet for much of the morning until a Garden Warbler was trapped, which was possibly the bird from Tuesday as it showed extensive fat reserves consistent with feeding up for a couple of days.
In the late morning a Whitethroat and four Willow Warblers arrived at the south end probably new birds in addition to the 2 Willow Warblers earlier in the paddock areas. Such events are definitely not normally expected on a fresh Westerly breeze.
Among the waders were 300 Dunlin, 32 Ringed Plover, 29 Curlew, 10
Turnstone, 12 Redshank and 12 Whimbrel, included 9 flying together at
noon. Three resident Dunnocks and 2 Pied wagtails showed and 40 Linnets were the sole finch species today. The Eider was off the east side most of the morning. The tide deposited a dead Grey Seal between the main islands.
Another Comma butterfly basked in the late morning sunshine in the obs garden.
Ringed: 3 Linnets, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler. [ 471-31 ]