Whinchat, Redstart and Reed Warbler

26th April 2009 - bright and sunny S1/2
A much quieter morning over the sea (0845-0945) with just 40 Sandwich Tern, 27 Common Scoter, 5 Red-throated Diver, 4 Gannet, 4 Manx Shearwater, 3 Guillemot and 2 Razorbill logged.
Grounded Migrants
The Ring Ouzel remained and single Whinchat, Redstart and Reed Warbler were new for the year. Other sightings included 70 Wheatear, 5 White Wagtail and 2 Blackcap while 17 Willow Warbler, 14 Sedge Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, 10 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Grasshopper Warbler probably included some territorial breeding birds.
Wildfowl and Waders
A flock of 17 Whimbrel were logged.
At least 2 Little Egret remain and both Peregrine and Merlin were seen.
Some of today's Whimbrel