Monday, 9th May 2016

The weather forecast looked promising for some Arctic Terns this morning and on arrival small parties were moving into the bay. A nice distraction was a Corn Bunting briefly in the east hedge; this declining species is just about annual and May seems to be the time to find one. The Terns were moving through the morning with 410 Arctics and 21 Blacks being recorded.

3 Shelducks east, 46 Common Scoters east, 1 Red-breasted Merganser east, 1 Red-throated Diver east, 3 Gannets east, 2 Arctic Skuas east, 1 Little Gull east, 4 Little Terns east, 21 Black Terns east, 9 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns east, 410 Arctic Terns east and 1 Guillemot east.
 Arctic Terns

Visible Migration 
11 Whimbrels east, 1 Sand Martin north-east, 52 Swallows north-east, 3 House Martins north-east, 5 Tree Sparrows east, 1 Yellow Wagtail east, 2 Tree Pipits north-east, 2 Goldfinch east and 14 Redpolls east.

Grounded Migrants
1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Wheatears, 4 Lesser Redpolls and 1 Corn Bunting.
 Lesser Redpoll

260 Ringed Plovers, 1500 Knots, 200 Sanderlings, 2,500 Dunlins, 7 Whimbrels, 9 Black-tailed Godwits and 38 Turnstones.
 Stock Doves

6 Lesser Redpolls.

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