Saturday 8 May 2010

8th May 2010

9am update

A brisk north easterly (force 5-6) overnight, but despite good cloud cover the visibility was just too good – you could even see the peaks of the Lake District from the island. If there were any grounded migrants they were certainly keeping low (and who could blame them?) Despite the temperature reading 10.8 degrees C the wind meant that it felt considerably colder.

A couple of new Linnets were caught in the SK early morning but there was little else of passerine interest.

The main focus was on the small but increasing numbers of Dunlin (c300) and Ringed Plover (c30).

Despite the wind sea-watching was also very unproductive with single Great Crested Grebe in the gutter, 3 Common Terns and 6 Gannets seen.

Two Greylag Geese reappeared between the islands over the tide but departed soon after.

[DCT, PT, VT, NDW, AW, SRW] [266]

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