Migration continues to slow

13th May 2008 - bright and sunny NE4
The clearer conditions early morning revealed a few more birds over the sea than of late with observations over the tide (0615-0715) producing 120 Sandwich Tern, 50 Gannet, 30 Common Scoter, 20 Manx Shearwater, 4 Razorbill, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Guillemot and 2 Arctic Tern.
Diurnal Migration
No Swallow movement was evident and just single Yellow Wagtail and Sand Martin were logged.
Grounded Migrants
A single Spotted Flycatcher was the only record considered attributable to a newly grounded bird.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 2 Pink-footed Geese still remain and waders included 4 Whimbrel and a Purple Sandpiper.
The first Dingy Skipper was on the wing and Orange Tip numbers reached unprecedented heights with around 40 individuals seen.