Little Gull leads early morning sightings

22nd April 2010 – early frost/calm, then sunny W1/2
The highlight of early morning observations (0615-0715) were provided by a summer plumaged adult Little Gull while the flat calm sea also yielded 150 Razorbill, 70 Guillemot, 36 Common Scoter, 32 Red-throated Diver, 10 Gannet, 10 Sandwich Tern and a Red-breasted Merganser.

Grounded Migrants
A smattering of grounded birds involved 19 Wheatear, 15 Willow Warbler and 2 Blackcap.
Wildfowl and Waders
The pair of Gadwall continue to linger and waders included 14 Golden Plover, 10 Whimbrel and 4 Black-tailed Godwit.
A flock of 27 Twite were recorded.
If visiting the island please avoid walking along the tide line during the breeding season, Oystercatcher and Ringed Plover (see below) are now starting to nest.