Green Sandpiper new in

29th July 2008 - early rain then sunshine and showers SE3/4
Morning sightings (0815-0915) involved 50 Common Scoter, 34 Manx Shearwater, 7 Sandwich Tern, 5 Arctic Tern and 2 Gannet.
Diurnal Migration
Small numbers of Swallow moved through, with 20 birds logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
A Green Sandpiper was new for the year and other sightings included 53 Turnstone and 37 Grey Plover as shoreline waders begin to increase.
Breeding Birds
The view that Whitethroat numbers are significantly down this year would appear to be confirmed by census results. Recent analysis of data show a 41% decline in the island breeding population in direct comparison to areas surveyed in 2005.
A Double Lobed was just the third island record.