Thursday, 22nd June 2017

Offshore
23 Common Scoters west, 13 Manx Shearwaters west, 8 Gannets, 15 Sandwich Terns and 1 Common Tern.

Others 
2 Little Egrets, 4 Ringed Plovers, 29 Lapwings, 42 Curlews, 2 Turnstones and 2 Stock Doves.

 Little Grebes

Wednesday, 21st June 2017

Offshore
11 Common Scoters west, 5 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe east, 1 Guillemot east and 7 Sandwich Terns.

Others
1 Little Egret, 3 Ringed Plovers, 16 Lapwings, 22 Curlews and 1 Turnstone.
 
 Greenfinch

Tuesday, 20th June 2017

Offshore
8 Common Scoters east, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers east, 9 Manx Shearwaters east, 4 Gannets, 3 Guillemots east and 12 Sandwich Terns. Also 2 Harbour Porpoises.

Visible Migration
1 Siskin east.

Others 
2 Little Egrets, 3 Ringed Plovers, 7 Lapwings and 16 Curlews.
 
 Little Egret

Monday, 19th June 2017

Offshore
46 Common Scoters west, 12 Gannets, 1 Little Tern west and 30 Sandwich Terns. Also 5 Bottle-nosed Dolphins, 3 Harbour Porpoises and 3 Atlantic Grey Seals.
 
 Gannets

Visible Migration 
2 Grey Herons high north-east.

Others 
3 Ringed Plovers and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Sunday, 18th June 2017

Offshore
40 Common Scoters east, 8 Gannets and 23 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration 
2 Curlews west.

Others
4 Ringed Plovers, 3 Turnstones, 1 Stock Dove and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Ringing
Two 3J Cetti's Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, 1 Blackbird and 5 Goldfinch.
 
 Cetti's Warbler

Saturday, 17th June 2017

The lack of recent postings is due to the fact that IG and SE have been away from the Obs.

Offshore 
15 Shelducks east, 19 Common Scoters west, 4 Manx Shearwaters east, 11 Gannets west and 6 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration 
1 Little Egret west offshore and 6 Curlews west.

Others
4 Ringed Plovers and 5 Turnstones.
 
 Turnstone

Ringing
1 Sedge Warbler and 2 Reed Warblers.

Thursday, 8th June 2017

Offshore 
14 Common Scoters west, 3 Manx Shearwaters west, 9 Gannets west, 1 Great Crested Grebe west and 2 Sandwich Terns west.

Others
4 Ringed Plovers, 3 Turnstones and 7 Sanderlings.
 
 Sanderlings

Wednesday, 7th June 2017

Offshore 
12 Common Scoters west, 6 Fulmars west, 19 Manx Shearwaters west, 96 Gannets west, 1 Great Crested Grebe west, 1 Arctic Skua west, 2 Guillemots west, 3 Sandwich Terns west and 3 Kittiwakes west.

Others
6 Turnstones and 19 Sanderlings.
 
 Turnstone

Tuesday, 6th June 2017

Unseasonally gales force winds and heavy rain produced some good seawatching today. The highlight was a very close in Sooty Shearwater which flew slowly west along the promenade at 10:38. It came so close IG lost it behind the Marine Lake embankment !

Offshore
27 Common Scoters west, 11 Fulmar west, 86 Manx Shearwaters west, 1 Sooty Shearwater west, 164 Gannets west, 1 Arctic Skua west, 1 Great Skua west, 1 Guillemot west, 10 Sandwich Tern west and 8 Kittiwakes west.

Monday, 5th June 2017

Offshore 
6 Common Scoters west, 2 Gannets west and 3 Sandwich Terns.

Others 
4 Ringed Plovers and 3 Sanderlings.
 
 House Martin

Sunday, 4th June 2017

Offshore 
16 Common Scoters west, 22 Manx Shearwaters west, 12 Gannets, 4 Guillemots west, 9 Sandwich Terns and 1 Kittiwake west.

Visible Migration
9 Canada Geese east.

Others
1 Little Egret, 5 Ringed Plovers, 11 Curlews, 11 Sanderlings and 40 Swifts.
 
 Swift

Saturday, 3rd June 2017

Offshore 
36 Common Scoters west, 6 Manx Shearwaters west, 15 Gannets, 3 Guillemots east and 8 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration:
21 Canada Geese east and 1 Redpoll east.

Canada Geese

Others 
6 Ringed Plovers, 17 Sanderlings, 25 Swifts, 40 House Martins and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Friday, 2nd June 2017

Offshore 
3 Eiders, 30 Common Scoters west, 6 Gannets, 1 Common Tern and 7 Sandwich Terns.

Others
1 Little Egret, 5 Ringed Plovers, 1 Turnstone, 13 Sanderlings and 2 Dunlins.
 
 Blackbird
 
 Painted Lady

Thursday, 1st June 2017

Offshore 
68 Common Scoters east, 14 Manx Shearwaters west, 25 Gannets, 1 Guillemot west and 8 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration
105 Canada Geese north-east.
 
 Canada Geese

Others
6 Ringed Plovers, 1 Turnstone, 18 Sanderlings and 2 Dunlins.

Wednesday, 31st May 2017

Offshore:
5 Eiders, 400 Common Scoters - distant raft on the sea,2 Manx Shearwaters west, 6 Gannets, 2 Guillemots west and 6 Sandwich Terns.
 
 Eiders

Visible Migration 
3 Swallows north.

Others
1 Little Egret, 9 Ringed Plovers, 9 Curlews, 2 Turnstones, 50 Sanderlings and 7 Dunlins.

Tuesday, 30th May 2017

Offshore 
40 Common Scoters west, 3 Manx Shearwaters west, 4 Gannets, 1 Guillemot west, 9 Sandwich Terns and 1 Common Tern.

Others
37 Ringed Plovers, 3 Turnstones, 100 Sanderlings and 40 Dunlins.
 
 Reed Bunting

Monday, 29th May 2017

Offshore
17 Common Scoters west, 3 Gannets, 1 Arctic Skua east and 6 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration:
2 Swallows north-east.

Others 
51 Ringed Plovers, 4 Turnstones, 115 Sanderlings and 55 Dunlins.
 
 hedgehog

Sunday, 28th May 2017

Offshore 
14 Common Scoters west, 8 Manx Shearwaters west, 9 Gannets west, 1 Guillemot west and 7 Sandwich Terns.

Others
1 Little Egret, 62 Ringed Plovers, 6 Turnstones, 180 Sanderlings and 80 Dunlins.
 
 Dunlin

Saturday, 27th May 2017

A very late Brambling flew east calling this morning, its the latest ever spring record for the Obs.

Offshore 
14 Common Scoters east, 1 Fulmar east, 11 Manx Shearwaters west, 9 Gannets, 4 Guillemots west and 7 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration
11 Swallows north-east, 1 Brambling east and 1 Siskin east.

Others
68 Ringed Plovers, 7 Turnstones, 180 Sanderlings, 90 Dunlins and 25 Swifts.
 
 Meadow Pipit

House Martin

Friday, 26th May 2017

Offshore 
7 Common Scoters east, 18 Manx Shearwaters west, 8 Gannets, 2 Guillemots west, 35 Sandwich Terns, 4 Common Terns and 5 Arctic Terns east.

Visible Migration:
1 Little Egret in off and 4 Swallows north-east.

Others 
80 Ringed Plovers, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 8 Turnstones, 300 Sanderlings and 100 Dunlins.
 
 Eiders

Thursday, 25th May 2017

Offshore:
8 Common Scoters east, 6 Gannets, 12 Sandwich Terns and 1 Common Tern.
 
 Gannet

Visible Migration 
7 Swallows north-east.

Others
96 Ringed Plovers, 17 Turnstones, 350 Sanderlings and 200 Dunlins.

Wednesday, 24th May 2017

Offshore:
18 Common Scoters east, 1 Red-throated Diver east, 5 Manx Shearwaters west, 28 Gannets east, 1 Arctic Skua east, 16 Guillemots west, 13 Auk sp. west, 11 Sandwich Terns west, 2 Common Terns west and 9 Kittiwakes west.
 
 Arctic Skua

Visible Migration:
2 Swallows north-east.

Others 
2 Grey Plovers, 115 Ringed Plovers, 12 Turnstones, 300 Sanderlings and 280 Dunlins.

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

Offshore:
44 Common Scoters east, 1 Red-throated Diver east, 9 Manx Shearwaters west, 35 Gannets east, 1 Arctic Skua east, 3 Guillemots east, 6 Auk sp. east, 19 Sandwich Terns west and 12 Kittiwakes west.

Visible Migration 
6 Swallows north-east.

Grounded Migrants
1 Wheatear.

Others
1 Little Egret, 160 Ringed Plovers, 12 Turnstones, 400 Sanderlings and 350 Dunlins.
 
 Sedge Warbler

Grasshopper Warbler

Monday, 22nd May 2017

Offshore 
500 Common Scoters - large raft on the sea in the mouth of the bay, 8 Manx Shearwaters west, 23 Gannets west, 12 Guillemots east, 5 Razorbills east, 6 Auk sp. east, 40 Sandwich Terns and 17 Common Terns.

Visible Migration:
1 Hooded Crow - picked up high coming in out of the mouth of the bay & made landfall at Larkholme, 10 Swallows north and 1 Tree Pipit north-east.

Grounded Migrants
1 Whinchat and 2 Wheatears.

Others 
1 Little Egret, 120 Ringed Plovers, 11 Turnstones, 300 Sanderlings and 400 Dunlins.
 
 Pied Wagtail

Sunday, 21st May 2017

Offshore 
2 Shelducks east, 5 Tutfed Ducks west, 31 Common Scoters east, 58 Manx Shearwaters west, 123 Gannets west, 2 Arctic Skuas east, 4 Guillemots west, 20 Auk sp. west, 29 Sandwich Terns west, 1 Common Tern east, 8 Arctic Terns east and 5 Kittiwakes west.
 
 Gannet
 
 Arctic Skua

Visible Migration 
1 Pink-footed Goose - high north across the bay, 12 Swallows north-east and 1 Tree Pipit north-east.

Grounded Migrants
2 Wheatears.

Others 
1 Shoveler, 3 Grey Plovers, 280 Ringed Plovers, 14 Turnstones, 400 Sanderlings, 500 Dunlins, 50 Swifts and 80 House Martins.
 
 Shoveler

Saturday, 20th May 2017

Offshore 
64 Common Scoters east, 1 Red-throated Diver east, 119 Manx Shearwaters west, 47 Gannets west, 1 Arctic Skua east, 2 Razorbills east, 31 Guillemots west, 13 Auk sp. west, 34 Sandwich Terns west, 1 Common Tern west and 3 Kittiwakes east.

Visible Migration 
3 Swallows north-east.

Grounded Migrants 
1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Wheatear.

Others 
1 Shoveler, 230 Ringed Plovers, 4 Whimbrels, 21 Curlews, 13 Turnstones, 400 Sanderlings, 500 Dunlins, 50 Swifts and 60 House Martins.
 
 Sparrowhawk
 
 Grasshopper Warbler

Friday, 19th May 2017

Offshore 
5 Shelducks east, 92 Common Scoters east, 103 Manx Shearwaters west, 23 Gannets west, 1 Great Crested Grebe west, 2 Arctic Skuas east, 2 Auk sp. west, 6 Sandwich Terns west and 3 Common Terns 
 west.
 
 Sandwich Terns

Visible Migration 
34 Swallows north and 2 House Martins north.

Grounded Migrants 
1 Wheatear.

Others
1 Little Egret, 255 Ringed Plovers, 6 Whimbrels, 21 Turnstones, 600 Sanderlings and 500 Dunlins.

Thursday, 18th May 2017

Offshore
4 Shelducks east, 43 Common Scoters east, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Manx Shearwaters west, 20 Gannets west, 1 Arctic Skua east, 11 Guillemots east, 9 Auk sp. east, 3 Sandwich Terns and 17 Kittiwakes east.

Visible Migration 
13 Swallows north.

Grounded Migrants
1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat and 3 Wheatears.
 
 Wheatear

Others 
220 Ringed Plovers, 11 Whimbrels, 18 Turnstones, 600 Sanderlings and 500 Dunlins.
 
 Sanderling

Wednesday, 17th May 2017

A decent seawatch this morning with two more Puffins recorded and a decent movement of Common Scoters.

Offshore
1115 Common Scoters east, 5 Red-throated Divers east, 5 Manx Shearwaters west, 34 Gannets west, 1 Arctic Skua east, 2 Puffins east, 6 Guillemots east, 19 Auk sp. east, 7 Sandwich Terns and 14 Kittiwakes west & 8 east.

Visible Migration
22 Swallows north and 1 Tree Pipit north-east.

Grounded Migrants
1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Siskin.
 
 Spotted Flycatcher

Others
225 Ringed Plovers, 5 Whimbrels, 22 Turnstones, 600 Sanderlings and 500 Dunlins.
 
 Dunlins

Tuesday, 16th May 2017

Offshore
33 Common Scoters east, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver east, 2 Manx Shearwaters west, 8 Gannets west and 2 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration 
21 Swallows north and 3 House Martins north.

Grounded Migrants
1 Wheatear.

Others 
280 Ringed Plovers, 2 Whimbrels, 29 Turnstones, 500 Sanderlings and 750 Dunlins.
 
 Dunlin

Monday, 15th May 2017

Offshore:
11 Common Scoters east, 9 Gannets west, 3 Sandwich Terns and 1 Common Tern.

Others 
375 Ringed Plovers, 1 Whimbrel, 22 Turnstones, 650 Sanderlings, 900 Dunlins, 2 Sand Martins and 35 House Martins.
 
 Sanderling
 
 Ringed Plovers

Sunday, 14th May 2017

Offshore
143 Common Scoters east, 1 Fulmar west, 18 Manx Shearwaters west, 103 Gannets west, 2 Great Crested Grebes east, 1 Arctic Skua east, 9 Guillemots west, 7 Auk sp. west, 10 Sandwich Terns west, 1 Common Tern west, 9 Arctic Terns east and 5 Kittiwakes west.

Visible Migration 
9 Swallows north-east and 2 House Martins north-east.

Grounded Migrants 
1 Whinchat, 3 Wheatears, 1 White Wagtail and 1 Tree Pipit.

Others
1 Shoveler, 415 Ringed Plovers, 3 Whimbrels, 36 Turnstones, 700 Sanderlings, 1000 Dunlins and 1 Grey Wagtail.
 
 Sanderling
 
 Sedge Warbler

Whitethroat