Thursday, 27th July 2017

Offshore
16 Common Scoters west, 10 Gannets west, 2 Common Terns and 15 Sandwich Terns.

Grounded Migrants
1 Wheatear.

Others
3 Little Egrets, 36 Ringed Plovers, 50 Lapwings, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrels, 94 Turnstones, 2 Knots, 120 Sanderlings, 300 Dunlins, 150 Redshanks and 1 Med. Gull.
 
 Sanderling
 
 Turnstone

Wednesday, 26th July 2017

Offshore 
29 Common Scoters west, 5 Manx Shearwaters west, 9 Gannets west, 2 Arctic Skuas west and 8 Sandwich Terns.
 
 Arctic Skuas

Visible Migration 
1 Whimbrel west.

Grounded Migrants 
2 Wheatears.

Others
1 Shoveler, 4 Little Egrets, 38 Ringed Plovers, 2 Whimbrels, 107 Turnstones, 1 Knot, 120 Sanderlings, 350 Dunlins, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Med. Gull and 25 House Martins.
 
 Sanderling

Tuesday, 25th July 2017

Offshore 
7 Common Scoters west, 3 Gannets west and 14 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration:
28 Swallows south.

Grounded Migrants 
5 Wheatears.
 
 Wheatear

Others:
1 Pochard, 13 Little Egrets, 17 Ringed Plovers, 55 Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 140 Curlews, 13 Turnstones, 14 Sanderlings, 40 Dunlins, 1 Common Sandpiper, 150 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 2 Stock Doves, 120 Goldfinch and 50 Linnets.
 
 Dunlin

Ringing 
39 Swallows and 3 Sedge Warblers.

Monday, 24th July 2017

Offshore
1 Teal west, 21 Common Scoters west, 2 Manx Shearwaters west, 7 Gannets west, 3 Common Terns and 18 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration
19 Swallows east.

Grounded Migrants 
4 Wheatears.
 
 Wheatear

Others
1 Little Egret, 22 Ringed Plovers, 52 Lapwings, 5 Whimbrels, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 12 Turnstones, 21 Sanderlings, 27 Dunlins, 1 Common Sandpiper, 120 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull and 1 Sand Martin.
 
 Med. Gull

Gatekeeper

Sunday, 23rd July 2017

Offshore
6 Eiders, 3 Common Scoters west, 8 Gannets, 2 Common Terns and 14 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration
2 Whimbrels west, 2 Sand Martins east and 22 Swallows east.

Grounded Migrants
2 Wheatears and 1 Yellow Wagtail.
 
 Wheatear

Others 
1 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 2 Little Egrets, 28 Ringed Plovers, 32 Lapwings, 3 Whimbrels, 4 Turnstones, 23 Sanderlings, 23 Dunlins, 4 Common Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Redshank, 120 Redshanks, 4 Stock Doves, 2 Sand Martins, 150 Goldfinch and 30 Linnets.

Ringing
1 Blue Tit, 1 Cettis Warbler, 1 Wren, 1 Robin and 1 Dunnock.
 
 Whitethroat

Saturday, 22nd July 2017

Offshore 
2 Common Scoters, 5 Manx Shearwaters west, 4 Gannets west, 2 Common Terns and 7 Sandwich Terns.
 
 Sandwich Terns

Visible Migration 
1 Whimbrel west, 1 Sand Martin east and 7 Swallows east.

Others
1 Shoveler, 3 Little Egrets, 8 Ringed Plovers, 64 Lapwings, 2 Whimbrels, 5 Turnstones, 9 Sanderlings, 42 Dunlins, 3 Common Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Redshank, 130 Redshanks, 3 Stock Doves, 3 Sand Martins, 150 Goldfinch and 45 Linnets.
 
 Comma

Friday, 21st July 2017

Offshore:
50 Common Scoters west, 1 Fulmar west, 64 Manx Shearwaters west, 17 Gannets west, 1 Arctic Skua west, 2 Common Terns and 13 Sandwich Terns.
 
 Common Tern

Others
1 Little Egret, 8 Ringed Plovers, 37 Lapwings, 2 Whimbrels, 4 Turnstones, 7 Sanderlings, 55 Dunlins, 1 Common Sandpiper and 100 Redshanks.
 
 Speckled Wood

Thursday, 20th July 2017

Offshore
43 Common Scoters west, 17 Manx Shearwaters west, 9 Gannets west, 1 Great Crested Grebe west, 3 Common Terns and 15 Sandwich Terns.
 
 Manx Shearwaters

Grounded Migrants 
1 Wheatear.
 
 Wheatear

Others 
1 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 10 Ringed Plovers, 52 Lapwings, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Whimbrels, 130 Curlews, 9 Turnstones, 11 Sanderlings, 45 Dunlins and 1 Med. Gull.

Wednesday, 19th July 2017

Offshore
3 Shelducks west, 4 Common Scoters west, 8 Manx Shearwaters west, 8 Gannets west, 1 Little Tern west, 4 Common Terns and 20 Sandwich Terns.
 
 Sandwich Tern

Visible Migration
17 Swifts east, 1 Sand Martin east, 7 Swallows east and 2 Siskins east.

Others
2 Little Egrets, 11 Ringed Plovers, 50 Lapwings, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Whimbrel, 150 Curlews, 4 Turnstones, 14 Sanderlings, 45 Dunlins, 1 Common Sandpiper, 170 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 50 Swifts
and 30 House Martins.
 
 Stonechat

Tuesday, 18th July 2017

A decent migration day with a good movement of Swifts & Hirundines moving east into the wind and the first Marsh Harrier & Yellow Wagtail of the Autumn recorded.

Offshore 
3 Common Scoters west, 28 Manx Shearwaters west, 12  Gannets, 1 Common Tern and 22 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration 
118 Swifts east, 27 Sand Martins east, 225 Swallows east and 1 Yellow Wagtail east.

Others
2 Little Egrets, 1 Marsh Harrier, 14 Ringed Plovers, 65 Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 140 Curlews, 10  Sanderlings, 60 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers, 150 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 2 Stock Doves and 1 Grey
Wagtail.
 
 Sanderlings
 
 Linnet

Monday, 17th July 2017

Offshore 
34 Common Scoters west, 6 Gannets east, 1 Common Tern and 7 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration:
11 Swallows south.

Others
3 Little Egrets, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 7 Ringed Plovers, 40 Lapwings, 125 Curlews, 6 Turnstones, 33 Dunlins, 170 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 6 Stock Doves, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 100 Goldfinch and 40 Linnets.
 
Goldfinches
 
 Little Grebe

Sunday, 16th July 2017

Offshore:
67 Common Scoters west, 6 Manx Shearwaters west, 7 Gannets west and 12 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration
2 Swallows south.

Others:
1 Little Egret, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Ringed Plovers, 50 Lapwings, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrels, 140 Curlews, 11 Turnstones, 1 Sanderling, 35 Dunlins, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 140 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Sand Martin.
 
 Little Ringed Plover


Saturday, 15th July 2017

Offshore
29 Common Scoters west, 2 Manx Shearwaters west, 7 Gannets west and 9 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration
1 Whimbrel west.

Others
2 Little Egrets, 9 Ringed Plovers, 50 Lapwings, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Whimbrel, 175 Curlews, 11 Turnstones, 43 Dunlins, 1 Common Sandpiper, 160 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull and 30 House Martins.
 
 Lapwing

Friday, 14th July 2017

Offshore
19 Common Scoters west, 16 Manx Shearwaters west, 9 Gannets west, 1 Common Tern and 12 Sandwich Terns.

Others
2 Little Egrets, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Ringed Plovers, 46 Lapwings, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Whimbrel, 150 Curlews, 14 Turnstones, 37 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers, 125 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 25 Swifts
and 30 House Martins.
 
 Med.Gull

Thursday, 13th July 2017

We apologise for a lack of recent postings caused by IT issues. Thankfully all has now been resolved!

Four Avocets were found this evening, it's the largest group to be recorded at the Obs.
 
 Avocets

Offshore
24 Common Scoters west, 33 Manx Shearwaters west, 12 Gannets west, 1 Arctic Skua west, 2 Common Terns and 12 Sandwich Terns. Also 2 Harbour Porpoises and 2 Atlantic Grey Seals.

Visible Migration
7 Swallows south.

Others 
2 Little Egrets, 4 Avocets, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 11 Ringed Plovers, 65 Lapwings, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Whimbrels, 130 Curlews, 17 Turnstones, 4 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Redshank, 100 Redshanks, 2 Med. Gulls and 1 Lesser Redpoll.
 
 Avocets

Ringing
1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warblers and 1 Robin.

Wednesday, 12th July 2017

Offshore 
8 Common Scoters west, 3 Gannets and 15 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration 
3 Swifts east and 6 Swallows east.

Others 
1 Shoveler, 3 Little Egrets, 7 Ringed Plovers, 56 Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 125 Curlews, 14 Turnstones, 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Redshank, 85 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 2 Stock Doves, 40 Goldfinch and 25 Linnets.
 
 Med. Gull

Ringing
11 Swallows.
 
 Swallow

Tuesday, 11th July 2017

Offshore 
13 Common Scoters west, 3 Gannets and 11 Sandwich Terns.

Grounded Migrants
1 Wheatear.

Others
1 Shoveler, 3 Little Egrets, 4 Ringed Plovers, 37 Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 110 Curlews, 13 Turnstones, 2 Dunlins, 1 Spotted Redshank and 80 Redshanks.
 
 Cetti's warbler

Monday, 10th July 2017

Offshore
17 Common Scoters west, 7 Gannets, 12 Sandwich Terns and 1 Common Tern.

Others
1 Shoveler, 2 Little Egrets, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Ringed Plovers, 53 Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 100 Curlews, 14 Turnstones, 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Redshank and 75 Redshanks.

Ringing
2 Blue Tits, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blackcap and 1 Blackbird.
 
 Sedge Warbler

Sunday, 9th July 2017

Offshore 
24 Common Scoters west, 2 Manx Shearwaters west, 4 Gannets west, 1 Great Crested Grebe west and 6 Sandwich Terns.

Others
2 Little Egrets, 3 Ringed Plovers, 45 Lapwings, 2 Whimbrels, 120 Curlews, 1 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Redshank, 70 Redshanks, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail.
 
 Kingfisher

Saturday, 8th July 2017

Offshore
4 Eiders, 26 Common Scoters west, 12 Gannets and 9 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration
1 Siskin east.

Others 
2 Little Egrets, 3 Ringed Plovers, 42 Lapwings, 115 Curlews, 9 Turnstones, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 45 Redshanks, 3 Stock Doves and 1 Sand Martin.

Ringing
2 Blue Tits, 3 Whitethroats, 3 Reed Warblers, 3 Wrens, 1 Blackbird and 2 Greenfinch.
 
 Whitethroat
 
 Wren

Friday, 7th July 2017

Offshore 
21 Common Scoters west, 12 Manx Shearwaters west, 6 Gannets west and 8 Sandwich Terns.

Others 
1 Little Egret, 4 Ringed Plovers, 55 Lapwings, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 130 Curlews, 16 Turnstones, 4 Common Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Redshank, 46 Redshanks and 4 Stock Doves.
 
 Spotted Redshank

Ringing
4 Long-tailed Tits, 3 Blackcaps, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Greenfinch.
 
 Lesser Whitethroat

Thursday, 6th July 2017

Offshore
46 Common Scoters west, 7 Gannets, 12 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns.

Visible Migration 
7 Swifts east and 1 Siskin east.

Others 
1 Shoveler, 4 Little Egrets, 5 Ringed Plovers, 34 Lapwings, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 57 Curlews, 17 Turnstones, 1 Common Sandpiper, 32 Redshanks, 2 Stock Doves, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet and 1 Raven.
 
 
Black-tailed Godwit

Ringing 
2 Willow Warblers, 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch and 3 Goldfinch.
 
 Willow Warbler

Wednesday, 5th July 2017

Offshore
158 Common Scoters west, 13 Gannets west and 7 Sandwich Terns.

Others
2 Little Egrets, 3 Ringed Plovers, 62 Lapwings, 55 Curlews, 16 Turnstones, 1 Common Sandpiper, 23 Redshanks, 3 Stock Doves and 15 Goldfinch.
 
 Swallow

Tuesday, 4th July 2017

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

Others
2 Little Egrets, 4 Ringed Plovers, 48 Lapwings, 43 Curlews, 12 Turnstones, 22 Redshanks and 20 House Martins.
 
 Whitethroat

Monday, 3rd July 2017

Offshore
24 Common Scoters west, 7 Gannets west and 9 Sandwich Terns.

Others 
1 Little Egret, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ringed Plovers, 47 Lapwings, 42 Curlews, 12 Turnstones, 1 Common Sandpiper, 21 Redshanks and 2 Stock Doves.

Sunday, 2nd July 2017

Offshore
51 Common Scoters west, 3 Manx Shearwaters west, 9 Gannets west, 2 Guillemots west and 11 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration 
6 Curlews west.

Grounded Migrants
1 juvenile Wheatear. 

Wheatear

Others 
1 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 4 Ringed Plovers, 35 Lapwings, 53 Curlews, 15 Turnstones, 18 Redshanks and 15 Swifts.
 
Ringing:
1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler and 4 Greenfinch.
 
 Whitethroat

Saturday, 1st July 2017

Offshore:
40 Common Scoters west, 4 Manx Shearwaters west, 3 Gannets and 8 Sandwich Terns.

Others
1 Little Egret, 5 Ringed Plovers, 48 Lapwings, 45 Curlews, 7 Turnstones, 1 Common Sandpiper, 12 Redshanks and 20 House Martins.
 
 Turnstone