Kingfisher is bolt from the blue

19th August 2007 - overcast with showers NNW 2/3/4
The Hudsonian Whimbrel was again on the saltings off Rape Haw.
Observations were highlighted by 24 Storm Petrel and also included 65 Sandwich Tern, 50 Gannet, 30 Manx Shearwater, 6 Shag, 3 Kittiwake and 2 Arctic Tern.
Wildfowl and Waders
Additional waders included 30 Greenshank, 22 Knot, 5 Whimbrel and single Spotted Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit.
A Kingfisher was an excellent island record and the Hooded Crow put in another appearance.
Offshore observations also provided 2 Harbour Porpoise.
Several Willow Beauty were new for the year.