Weather: NNE force 1, W 1 by noon.
Upon arrival on Middle Eye early morning a flock of 14 Linnet seemed very jittery and wouldn't settle, this was explained when a juvenile Sparrowhawk was discovered perched on the cliff. This bird stayed around the islands most of the day, including having a good preen in the Heli trap !
The Brent were counted at 322 and the Eider had increased to 7 birds including 2 immature males.
Also noted on the sea were 45 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver and 11 Great Crested Grebes. In addition to 6 Purple Sandpipers there were 184 Turnstone, 34 Grey Plover, 1,700 Knot and 600 Dunlin.
A military transport aircraft flew low to the island, probably in training.
The evenings are now starting to drawing out but the sun still sets over the welsh coast.
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