Tuesday 25 May 2021

25th May 2021

 Weather: WNW force 6/7

A westerly near gale at any time of year is worth a look for sea birds passing off the north end. Right from the off Manx Shearwaters were moving west into the wind, 75 made the log sheet, most of them before the high tide.

Other good sightings on the sea included 22 Gannets, 28 Guillemots, 2 Kittiwakes and 2 Little among the 15 Sandwich and 2 Common Terns. A single Greenland Wheatear was the only new small migrant of the day.

The first young Linnets fledged in the SK paddock where the male Whitethroat likes to be. A single Whimbrel is still here and 18 Ringed Plover and 180 Oystercatchers showed on the high tide.

Also present but not yet mentioned were the pair of Eider, a Kestrel, 2 Little Egrets and a Grey Heron.

photos AS

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