A few species still on the move

1st June 2008 - overcast, rain later/calm
Early morning observations on the rising tide (0730-0830) saw a late group of 10 Arctic Tern flying strongly into Morecambe Bay. Also seen were 65 Gannet, 15 Sandwich Tern, 13 Common Scoter, 12 Guillemot, 5 Manx Shearwtaer, 2 dark phase Arctic Skua and single Fulmar and Shag. Further observations on the ebbing tide produced a feeding flock of 30 Arctic Tern and 6 Little Tern over the sheltered waters on the eastern side of the island.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to a late Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
Small numbers of birds remain on the move with 12 Swallow and a Swift logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 2 Pink-footed Geese remain and 3 drake Gadwall were new in. Waders included 150 Dunlin, 110 Ringed Plover, 55 Turnstone, 11 Whimbrel and 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, presumably still en-route to their northern breeding grounds.
A total of 31 species included the impressive Poplar Hawk-moth and Small Elephant Hawk-moth.