Puffin brightens dull seawatch

29th April 2009 - sunny spells SE3/4
The first Puffin of the year brightened the routine morning seawatch (0800-0900). Also seen were 170 Sandwich Tern, 15 Gannet and small numbers of Guillemot, Razorbill and Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Although 20 Wheatear were logged there was little additional evidence of any other new arrivals with just 5 Willow Warbler, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler and a Whitethroat seen.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 23 Whimbrel and 7 Purple Sandpiper.