Tuesday 7 May 2019

7th May 2019

Weather: SE force 0/1      cloudy, slight mist around coast.
The north westerly subsided overnight to a slight breeze this morning, and although it was still cool, a small trickle of Willow Warblers filtered in at intervals. Not until mid-morning did any larger warblers arrive in the form of a Blackap and a Sedge Warbler. Wheatears were similarly slow to arrive with 7 others (mostly Greenland type) joining the single female at the north end of the island.

Two Siskins, a couple of flava wagtails, 2 Skylarks and a few Swallows and Goldfinches also came through on passage. The pair of Eider were around the rocks and shore with 19 Whimbrel and 7 Mallard (6 males). A few summer plumaged Dunlin spent some time in the pools on top of the island at the north end.
 A Harbour Porpoise was again seen on the sea, also 6 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 90 Sandwich and 35 Common Terns. A Greylag Goose and a Peregrine made an appearance during the day.
Ringed: 7 Willow Warbler, 1 Greenland Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Pied Wagtail    [ 481-28 ]
 photos JE CJ

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