Thursday, 27th April 2017

Offshore
265 Common Scoters east, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 14 Red-throated Divers east, 44 Manx Shearwaters west, 140 Gannets west, 2 Great Skuas east, 1 Arctic Skua east, 1 Guillemot east, 20 Auk sp. west, 159 Kittiwakes east, 24 Sandwich Terns east and 49 Arctic Terns east.

Further observation during the evening produced 125 Common Scoters east, 2 Red-throated Divers east, 21 Manx Shearwaters west, 12 Gannets west, 2 Arctic Skuas east, 6 Kittiwakes east, 27 Sandwich Terns east and 38 Arctic Terns east.

 Gannet

Visible Migration
2 Whimbrels east and 3 Swallows north-east.

Grounded Migrants
2 Wheatears and 1 White Wagtail.

Others
86 Ringed Plovers, 2 Whimbrels, 73 Black-tailed Godwits, 70 Sanderlings, 500 Dunlins, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank.

 Dunlins

Wednesday, 26th April 2017

Offshore 
29 Common Scoters east, 1 Red-breasted Merganser east, 10 Red-throated Divers east, 6 Gannets east, 1 Great Crested Grebe east, 1 Guillemot east, 8 Auk sp. east, 27 Sandwich Terns east and 5 Arctic Terns east.

 Gannet

Visible Migration
115 Pink-footed Geese north, 1 Merlin north-east, 6 Swallows north-east, 1 Yellow Wagtail east, 2 Alba Wagtails north-east, 17 Meadow Pipits north-east, 2 Chaffinch east, 12 Linnets east, 46 Goldfinches east and 2 Siskins east.

Grounded Migrants 
2 Wheatears and 3 White Wagtails.

Others
2 Little-ringed Plovers, 57 Ringed Plovers, 3 Whimbrels, 63 Black-tailed Godwits, 65 Sanderlings and 250 Dunlins.

 Little Ringed Plover

Tuesday, 25th April 2017

Offshore
3 Shelducks east, 16 Common Scoters east, 11 Red-throated Divers east, 7 Manx Shearwaters west, 15 Gannets east, 2000 Knots west, 2 Razorbills east, 1 Guillemot east, 40 Auk sp. east, 9 Sandwich Terns east and 7 Arctic Terns east.

Visible Migration 
3 Whimbrels east, 3 Wood Pigeons east, 21 Swallows north-east, 1 Grey Wagtail east, 3 Alba Wagtails north-east, 3 Tree Pipits north-east, 84 Meadow Pipits north-east, 14 Linnets east, 2 Redpolls east, 53 Goldfinch east and 1 Siskin east.

Grounded Migrants 
20 Sand Martins, 100 Swallows, 15 House Martins - all the Hirundines dropped in during a couple of heavy downpours late afternoon, 2 Wheatears and 4 White Wagtails.
 Sand Martin

Swallows

House Martin

Others
1 Little Egret, 60 Ringed Plovers, 1 Whimbrel, 121 Black-tailed Godwits, 130 Turnstones, 54 Sanderlings, 140 Dunlins and 1 Common Sandpiper.

Monday, 24th April 2017

There was a decent sea passage first thing but otherwise it was another quiet day.

Offshore
260 Common Scoters east, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers east, 63 Red-throated Divers east, 7 Manx Shearwaters west, 45 Gannets east, 6000 Knots west, 1 Great Skua east, 6 Razorbills east, 3 Guillemots east, 27 Auk sp. east, 3 Kittiwakes east & 1 west and 7 Sandwich Terns east.

Visible Migration 
4 Whimbrels east, 2 Sand Martins north-east, 27 Swallows north-east and 12 Goldfinch east.

Grounded Migrants
10 Wheatears and 9 White Wagtails.
 
 White Wagtail

Others
1 Little Egret, 57 Ringed Plovers, 1 Whimbrel, 133 Black-tailed Godwits, 120 Turnstones, 42 Sanderlings, 130 Dunlins and 2 Common Sandpipers.
 
Little Grebe

Sunday, 23rd April 2017

Offshore 
3 Shelducks east, 56 Common Scoters east, 18 Red-throated Divers east, 7 Manx Shearwaters east, 8 Gannets west, 1 light morph Pomarine Skua east, 4 Razorbills east, 1 Guillemot, 102 Auk sp. east, 10 Sandwich Terns east and 16 Arctic Terns east.

Visible Migration 
323 Pink-footed Geese north, 29 Whimbrels east, 1 Greenshank east, 6 Wood Pigeons east, 3 Collared Doves east, 1 Merlin east, 1 2CY Peregrine east, 6 Carrion Crows north-east, 1 Blue Tit - high north-east!, 5 Sand Martins north-east, 70 Swallows north-east, 7 Alba Wagtails north-east, 7 Tree Pipits north-east, 514 Meadow Pipits north-east, 1 Chaffinch east, 20 Linnets east, 14 Redpolls east, 44 Goldfinch east and 4 Siskins east.
 
 Pink-footed Geese

Grounded Migrants
3 Whitethroats, 8 Wheatears and 4 White Wagtails.

Others 
1 Little Ringed Plover, 75 Ringed Plovers, 1 Whimbrel, 170 Black-tailed Godwit, 175 Turnstones, 1 Ruff, 55 Sanderlings, 200 Dunlins and 4 House Martins.
 
 Little Ringed Plover

Saturday, 22nd April 2017

The wandering Chough was seen over the point by IG & HG this morning. It came in from the west calling, spent a few minutes flying around the tower before drifting off SE. Not a bad find on IG's first morning back from Panama!

Chough

Offshore:
35 Common Scoters east, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers east, 9 Red-throated Divers east, 1 Manx Shearwater east, 18 Gannets east, 1 Guillemot east, 24 Auk sp. east, 19 Sandwich Terns east and 1 Common Tern east.

Visible Migration
15 Whimbrels east, 2 Wood Pigeons east, 7 Jackdaws east, 4 Rooks east, 15 Carrion Crows north-east, 6 Sand Martins north, 28 Swallows north, 1 Yellow Wagtail east, 9 Alba Wagtails north, 4 Tree Pipits north, 224 Meadow Pipits north, 38 Linnets east, 4 Redpolls east, 84 Goldfinch east and 2 Siskins east.

Grounded Migrants
6 Wheatears and 25 White Wagtails.
 
 Wheatear
 
 White Wagtail

Others
33 Ringed Plovers, 120 Black-tailed Godwits, 135 Turnstones, 70 Sanderlings, 100 Dunlins, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Chough - came in from the west then circled around the tower before drifting off inland to the SE.

Friday, 21st April 2017

Offshore
96 Common Scoters east, 3 Red-throated Divers east, 1 Great Northern Diver east, 12 Gannets east, 60 Knot west, 1 Kittiwake east, 4 Sandwich Terns west and 1 Guillemot. 1 Atlantic Grey Seal.  

Visible Migration
1 Kestrel north, 9 Swallows northeast, 1 Meadow Pipit east, 19 Goldfinches northeast, 6 Linnets northeast  and 1 Redpoll northeast.

Grounded Migrants
1 Hooded Crow.

Others
76 Sanderlings and 53 Turnstones.