Another Marsh Harrier flies through

29th April 2007-bright and sunny E 4/5
Another quiet day, early morning sightings were limited to 60 Sandwich Tern, 4 Gannet, 2 Red-throated Diver and 2 Shag.
Grounded Migrants
An increase to 70 Wheatear, along with 10 Willow Warbler, 2 White Wagtail and single Grasshopper Warbler and Whinchat indicated further new arrivals. The number of territorial Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler present on the island continues to rise and a minimum 14 Lesser Whitethroat are also present - record numbers. The Hooded Crow remains, albeit elusively.
Diurnal Migration
The second Marsh Harrier of the year flew through mid-afternoon and just a light Swallow passage was noted.
Wildfowl and Waders
Single drake Pintail and Shoveler remain, a total of 34 Whimbrel were seen, at least five Purple Sandpiper and the single Ruff remain while 2 Black-tailed Godwit and a Common Sandpiper were new in.
A Streamer becomes just the second island record following a singleton in 1991.
Top - Ruff, Bottom - Streamer.