First Whimbrel of the year

12th April 2008 - sunshine and showers W4/5
Extended observations (0730-1030) produced 110 Gannet, 100 Razorbill, 70 Common Scoter, 45 Sandwich Tern, 16 Red-throated Diver, 4 Kittiwake, 2 Guillemot and a Fulmar.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 4 Sand Martin and a Swallow were logged.
Grounded Migrants
The female Black Redstart put in another appearance, otherwise there was again just a smattering of migrants with 4 Wheatear, 3 Goldcrest and single Chiffchaff and White Wagtail recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
An early Whimbrel was the pick of the waders.
At least 2 Little Egret continue to linger and 2 Little Owl were seen.