Monday, 2nd May 2016

It was a poor start to the day with very little over the sea or on vis, the only notable exception was a 2nd or 3rdCY Glaucous Gull flying east into the bay. The band of rain came through during the morning and soon cleared to leave a sunny afternoon with a few migrants around, the highlights being 2 Cuckoos, a Wood Warbler and 3 Redstarts.


17 Common Scoters east, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver east, 4 Gannets west and 2 Sandwich Terns east.

Visible Migration
27 Sand Martins west, 102 Swallows west, 1 Yellow Wagtail east, 2 Tree Pipits east, 40 Goldfinch west and 2 Redpolls east. In the afternoon 2 Sand Martins, 65 Swallows and 3 House Martins flew north.

Grounded Migrants
2 Cuckoos, 1 Wood Warbler, 15 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge Warblers, 3 Redstarts, 2 Whinchats, 12 Wheatears and 3 Siskins.

65 Ringed Plovers, 200 Knots, 70 Sanderlings, 300 Dunlins, 23 Whimbrels, 42 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank, 1 2/3CY Glaucous Gull and 4 Stock Doves.

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