Osprey flies through and Sedge Warbler arrives

14th April 2009 - overcast/early showers NE3/2
Routine observations early morning (0800-0900) produced 110 Common Scoter, 26 Sandwich Tern, 5 Guillemot, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Following on from yesterday a Sedge Warbler completed a hat-trick of earliest ever sightings for the island. Otherwise, despite the seemingly favourable conditions early morning, it was generally quiet with just 12 Willow Warbler, 3 White Wagtail and a Goldcrest logged.
Diurnal Migration
The second Osprey of the spring flew through early morning but "best of the rest" involved just 30 Meadow Pipit and 3 Sand Martin.
The flooding tide saw a flock of 8 Little Egret fishing the creeks on the eastern side of the island.