First Merlin returns

27th July 2009 - overcast/showers then sunny SW4
Morning observations (0615-0715) produced 200 Manx Shearwater, 100 Gannet, 30 Common Scoter, 16 Kittiwake and 4 Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Small numbers of Willow Warbler continue to trickle through.
The first Merlin of the autumn stalked a post-breeding flock of 150 Linnet.