Meagre rations again

21st August 2007 - bright and sunny N1/2/3/4
Observations (0615-0715) were again limited to the usual suspects with 200 Common Scoter, 50 Gannet, 30 Sandwich Tern and 3 Manx Shearwater logged.
Grounded Migrants
Totals were again low with just 11 Willow Warbler, 4 Wheatear, 4 Robin, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Stonechat and a single Garden Warbler seen.
Diurnal Migration
A Swift flew through and Swallow numbers continue to build with 100 birds logged.
Wildfowl and waders
Wildfowl numbers continue to build slowly and waders included 10 Greenshank and single Whimbrel and Spotted Redshank.
A flock of 7 Stock Dove were a good island record.
Highlights from the MV trap were Svennson's Copper Underwing and Red Underwing - the latter only the second record for the island.
Red Underwing