Ring Ouzel, Goosander and Common Sandpiper

25th April 2009 - hazy sun E4/3/2/1
Early morning passage (0730-0930) produced an impressive 850 Sandwich Tern and 32 Razorbill, 30 Guillemot, 23 Arctic Tern, 22 Common Scoter, 17 Gannet, 7 Kittiwake, 5 Red-throated Diver, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and single Goosander, Manx Shearwater and Fulmar.
Grounded Migrants
The first Ring Ouzel of the year was logged and a large influx of Wheatear produced a total of 105 birds. Also seen were 10 Willow Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 White Wagtail, 2 Blackcap and a Lesser Whitethroat.
Diurnal Migration
A Short-eared Owl flew through and a Collared Dove and 3 Siskin flew in off the sea. Other sightings included 30 Swallow and small numbers of Sand Martin and Meadow Pipit.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 28 Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and the first Common Sandpiper of the year.
At least 2 Little Egret remain and a Merlin continues to hunt the island.
The first Red Admiral was logged.