Great Northern Diver and Spotted Redshanks headline

2nd May 2007 - bright and sunny NE 5/4/3/2
A Great Northern Diver drifted close inshore and the highlights of early morning observations (0745-0845) were 110 Sandwich Tern, 43 Arctic Tern, 25 Common Scoter, 20 Gannet and 8 Red-throated Diver along with small numbers of Manx Shearwater, Guillemot and Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
Further new arrivals were in evidence amongst totals of 32 Wheatear, 18 Willow Warbler and single Whinchat, Whitethroat and Chiffchaff. The Hooded Crow still roams the island and a Merlin continues to linger.
Diurnal Migration
A light passage of 30 Swallow was logged along with a single Redpoll.
Wildfowl and Waders
The long-staying Spotted Redshank was joined by a second individual and 54 Whimbrel were again logged. At least 2 Purple Sandpiper remain amongst 200 Turnstone.
Butterflies and Moths
After yesterdays first arrival, an influx of Red Admiral was evident and the first Wall Brown were on the wing. Day flying moths included several newly emerged Cinnabar and both Pebble Prominent and Dog's Tooth were attracted to the MV light overnight.