3rd May 2008 - sunny spells SE3
Early morning observations (0830-0930) provided variety but little quantity with 35 Common Scoter, 18 Manx Shearwater, 6 Guillemot, 4 Razorbill, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Kittiwake, 2 pale phase Arctic Skua and a single Gannet.
Some evidence of movement with 25 Swallow, 5 Jackdaw and a single Swift along with the first Yellow Wagtail of the year logged.
A total of 16 Wheatear and a Garden Warbler were the only evidence of grounded birds. However, the number of territorial Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat continue to increase and a Reed Warbler was newly arrived.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 2000 Knot, 1000 Dunlin, 62 Whimbrel, 23 Black-tailed Godwit and 8 Golden Plover.
The first Orange Tip and Small Copper are now on the wing.
Weasel, Stoat and Brown Hare were all seen.