Tuesday, 19 April 2016

19th April 2016

Weather:  NW 2-3, 5/8 cloud clearing to 2/8, good vis and sunny

Despite the bright sunny conditions, the North Westerly wind, albeit quite gentle, failed to produce any grounded migrants today. However a Merlin flew South early morning, as did a few Swallows and Sand Martins later in the day.

On the sea, the first four Common Terns of the year appeared, as did two Little Terns, two Sandwich Terns and three Kittiwakes. A late Red-throated Diver was noted with just five Common Scoter and 10 Great Crested Grebes. 

Two Harbour Porpoise were noted off the West side in the afternoon.

The afternoon turned to evening which was stunning on the islands as always.

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