28th April 2009 - bright and sunny/rain by afternoon NE1/2
Morning observations in bright and clear conditions (0745-0845) produced 32 Common Scoter, 25 Sandwich Tern, 6 Guillemot, 6 Razorbill, 5 Gannet, 2 Scaup and single Fulmar, Manx Shearwater and Red-throated Diver.
Another light sprinkling produced 8 Wheatear, 8 Willow Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 4 White Wagtail, 3 Whitethroat and single Lesser Whitethroat and Blackcap.
The same itinerant or another Hooded Crow flew east and a Common Buzzard circling over the island was unusual - both Osprey and Marsh Harrier are more frequently seen here!
Wildfowl and Waders
Just 5 Whimbrel and 2 Scaup were worthy of mention.
At least one Little Egret remains and a Little Owl basked in the early morning sunshine.