Serin attracts the crowds

6th May 2007 - overcast then rain, heavy at times SW5/6
The female Serin remains for a third day and finally attracts a crowd of admirers.
At least 3 Shag remain and a flock of 50 Arctic Terns flew into Morecambe Bay during morning observations (0930-1130) which provided variety if not quantity, totals included 40 Gannet, 26 Sandwich Tern, 21 Common Scoter, 7 Guillemot, 5 Little Tern, 4 Red-throated Diver and lesser numbers of Manx Shearwater, Kittiwake and Razorbill. A second watch on the falling tide (1530-1630) provided 45 Common Scoter, 38 Gannet, 11 Sandwich Tern, 4 Guillemot, 3 Little Tern and single Red-throated Diver, Fulmar and Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
Apart from the Serin sightings were few with just 3 Wheatear, single Willow Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat and the long-staying Hooded Crow logged.
Diurnal Migration
Nothing much in evidence apart from a few Swallows coming in off the sea.
Wildfowl and Waders
A single Greenshank remains, a further decrease saw just 20 Whimbrel logged and 400 Knot were along the western shore.
Top - female Serin, Bottom - Serin twitch.