Another Redstart

20th August 2014 – bright and sunny WNW1/2/3/4
Offshore
A flock of 100 Sandwich Tern was the only record of note.
Grounded Migrants
Another smattering of sightings involved 4 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler and singles of Garden Warbler, Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher and Chiffchaff.
Wildfowl and Waders
The long-staying Pintail continues to linger and one Black-tailed Godwit remains.
Miscellaneous
Little Egrets continue to be logged daily.

Green Sandpiper

18th July 2014 – sunshine and showers WNW4/5
Offshore
Morning observations (0800-0900) yielded little other than a single Gannet!.
Grounded Migrants
Tree Sparrow, Willow Warbler and Robin were logged in small numbers.
Wildfowl and Waders
The single Pintail continues in residence and waders included 7 Black-tailed Godwit and a Green Sandpiper.
Moths
Rusty Dot Pearl was again one of the few moths attracted overnight.

Bonxie

17th August 2014 – sunshine and heavy showers WNW4/5/6
Offshore
Morning observations (0800-0900) were led by a single Great Skua amongst 28 Sandwich Tern, 9 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmar and single Manx Shearwater and Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
A few Willow Warbler and Robin were all that was logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The long-staying Pintail remains and Teal numbers are beginning to build while waders included 11 Black-tailed Godwit.
Miscellaneous
Little Egrets continue to be logged daily.

Ruff and Redstart

16th August 2014 – overcast/showers WNW4/5
Offshore
Morning observations (0800-0900) yielded little other than 25 Sandwich Tern, 23 Common Scoter, 8 Gannet and single Shag and Arctic Skua.
Wildfowl and Waders
The single Pintail remains and a Ruff was the pick of the waders.
Grounded Migrants
A Redstart was amongst a few Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Wheatear and Sedge Warbler.
Moths
Rusty Dot Pearl was again one of the few moths attracted overnight.

Spotted Flycatcher

15th August 2014 – sunshine and showers WNW1/2/3/4
Offshore
Offshore sightings were limited to a flock of 200 Sandwich Tern feeding offshore.
Grounded Migrants
A Spotted Flycatcher was amongst a smattering of Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Wheatear and Robin were logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The long-staying Pintail remains while waders included Greenshank, Whimbrel and Black-tailed Godwit.
Miscellaneous
Little Egrets continue to be logged daily.
Moths
The light trap continues to attract a few Rusty Dot Pearl.

Mediterranean Gull

10th August 2014 – rain SE3
Offshore
Offshore sightings were limited to 8 Common Scoter and 7 Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
A smattering of Whitethroat and Robin were logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The long-staying Pintail remains while waders included 1710 Curlew and 9 Whimbrel along with Black-tailed Godwit and Greenshank.
Miscellaneous
Little Egrets continue to increase with 10 birds recorded while an adult Mediterranean Gull was bird of the day.
Moths
Immigrants involved 2 Rusty Dot Pearl.

Waders continue to build

9th August 2014 – sunshine and showers W3/4
Offshore
Early morning observations (0600-0700) provided just 62 Sandwich Tern, 29 Common Scoter, 10 Manx Shearwater, 8 Gannet and 2 Little Tern .
Grounded Migrants
A smattering of Willow Warbler, Wheatear, Robin and Stonechat were logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The long-staying Pintail remains while waders included 950 Redshank, 285 Turnstone, 78 Bar-tailed Godwit, 18 Greenshank and a Common Sandpiper.
Miscellaneous
Barn Owl and Peregrine were best of the rest.
Moths
Immigrants involved 3 Rusty Dot Pearl.

Manx Shearwaters on the move

8th August 2014 – sunny spells E3
Offshore
Early morning observations (0615-0815) provided 589 Manx Shearwater, 51 Common Scoter, 37 Sandwich Tern, 22 Gannet and a Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
A slight increase in the number of Whitethroat present was noted.
Wildfowl and Waders
The long-staying Pintail remains while waders included 50 Grey Plover and a Whimbrel.
Moths
Moth numbers continue to decline with only 27 moths of 14 species attracted including Beautiful Plume.

Autumn still to kick off

5th August 2014 – sunny spells SE2/3
Offshore
Observations provided 58 Common Scoter, 44 Sandwich Tern, 21 Gannet, 13 Manx Shearwater and 6 Little Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Wheatear, Willow Warbler and Whitethroat continue to trickle through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The long-staying Pintail remains while waders included 7 Whimbrel and 3 Greenshank.
Moths
Much quieter in the moth trap than of late with just 184 moths of 30 species attracted overnight, however, Willow Beauty and Hedge Rustic were new for the year.