Jackdaws continue to dominate the skies

24th October 2007 - bright and sunny E3/2/1
An Arctic Tern proved the highlight with sightings over the tide otherwise limited to 58 Razorbill, 16 Common Scoter, 8 Shag, 5 Gannet and 3 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Birds continue to remain scarce with just 4 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush and single Redwing, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest logged.
Diurnal Migration
Jackdaws again darkened the skies with a huge flock of 2200 birds lingering over the island throughout the morning. Other records included 870 Starling, 147 Pink-footed Goose, 80 Linnet, 57 Skylark, 52 Meadow Pipit, 22 alba Wagtail, 20 Carrion Crow, 14 Tree Sparrow, 8 Redpoll, 7 Whooper Swan, 5 Siskin and single Grey Wagtail, Rock Pipit, Mistle Thrush and Twite.
Although unable to pick off yesterdays Razorbills a Peregrine was more successful when targeting the Jackdaw flock. At least 4 Little Egret remain amongst the tidal pools.
A total of 10 Red Admiral and a Small Copper were logged.
A late Common Darter was seen.