Slow pace migration continues

17th April 2009 - hazy sun NE4/5
Weather conditions continue to conspire to produce low visibility, however, morning observations (0815-0915) produced 82 Sandwich Tern, 25 Razorbill, 16 Gannet, 17 Common Scoter, 6 Red-throated Diver, 6 Guillemot, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Kittiwake and an Arctic Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Although Wheatear numbers saw a welcome increase with 15 birds seen additional species were again thin on the ground with just single Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and White Wagtail logged.
Diurnal Migration
A few Swallow continue to trickle through.
Both Peregrine and Merlin continue to hunt over the island.