Tuesday, 2nd May 2017

There was another arrival of migrants today with Willow Warblers being the most numerous. Two singing male Wood Warblers were located in the early afternoon, and whilst watching these a singing male Pied Flycatcher was found. Other highlights today were four late Whooper Swans, ten Black Terns feeding offshore in amongst seventy Arctic Terns and a good count of 93 Whimbrels.

Wood Warbler

4 Shelducks east, 189 Common Scoters east, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers east, 1 Manx Shearwater east, 3 Gannets east, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Arctic Skuas east, 2 Guillemots east, 5 Auk sp. east, 8 Black Terns, 25 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns and 155 Arctic Terns east plus 70 feeding offshore mid morning.

Visible Migration 
4 Whooper Swans north, 2 Whimbrels east, 7 Sand Martins north-east, 68 Swallows north-east, 3 House Martins north-east, 1 Yellow Wagtail east, 3 Alba Wagtails north-east, 6 Tree Pipits north-east, 14 Meadow Pipits north-east, 4 Linnets east, 13 Redpolls east, 23 Goldfinch east and 1 Siskin east.
 Whooper Swans

Grounded Migrants 
2 Wood Warblers, 35 Willow Warblers, 1 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warblers, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 9 Wheatears and 1 White Wagtail.
 Pied Flycatcher

105 Ringed Plovers, 93 Whimbrels, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 42 Turnstones, 55 Sanderlings, 500 Dunlins and 2 Common Sandpipers.

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