Weather: SE showers
The weather was not conducive for passerines with even resident birds keeping a low profile and just a couple of Pied Wagtails moving through. Oystercatcher numbers continue to build up with 7000 roosting the tide on Middle. The only other wader of note was a Snipe on the rocks at the North end soon after first light. A sea watch over the tide was relatively productive, despite the wind direction, with a Great Northern and 14 Red-throated Divers (many still in summer plumage) being the highlights.
Two hundred and fifity Common Scoter, 2 Guillemots and a Razorbill provided the supporting cast. The Brent Geese were scattered and difficult to count but about 100 were present. Two Ravens flew low over the island late afternoon and two Kestrels were seen, one of which arrived in-off from distance at the North end.
The last remaining flowers on the Rock sea-lavender and Thrift are in the sheltered areas
photos CS (diver), PSW (others)