Sunday, 28 April 2019

28th April 2019

Weather:  NW 6-7, decreasing by mid morning, cloud 8/8 showers then brightening.

The storm from yesterday was still strong early morning and blew in some sea birds for the observers. Four Common Terns and 37 Sandwich Terns were recorded.

.........also 25 Gannets

.........and an adult Kittiwake.

Three Fulmars, 27 Common Scoters and 3 Great Crested Grebes were the supporting cast. Best of the waders were 124 Dunlin, a Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Whimbrel. The dark-bellied Brent continues around the island, as do the 3 Eiders (2male).
Passerines were naturally scarce considering the north westerly airstream but the control Blackcap of yesterday was still present. At least 2 pairs of Swallows are nesting and a female Pied Wagtail is sitting on eggs.

Photos by AEH

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