Lesser Whitethroat stakes territory and a Hooded Crow flies through

17th April 2010 – hazy sun W1/2
Quieter over the sea than of late with early morning observations (0815-0915) producing 88 Common Scoter, 25 Gannet, 17 Razorbill, 9 Sandwich Tern, 3 Kittiwake, 3 Red-throated Diver and a single Arctic Tern.
Grounded Migrants
A single Lesser Whitethroat was on territory and newly arrived grounded birds included 20 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and a White Wagtail.
Diurnal Migration
A Hooded Crow flew through early morning and 3 Lesser Redpoll were amongst small numbers of Swallow and Sand Martin.
Wildfowl and Waders
The pair of Gadwall continue to linger and waders included 16 Purple Sandpiper and 12 Whimbrel.
A day flying Barn Owl hunted over the island
Both Speckled Wood and Green-veined White are now on the wing.