Some offshore movement at last

8th May 2010 – bright and sunny NE4/5
The first movement over the sea for several days was evident with observations over the tide (0745-0845) producing 40 Manx Shearwater, 24 Gannet, 15 Guillemot, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Shoveler and a Fulmar.
Grounded Migrants
The poor spring passage for Wheatear continues with again just 4 birds logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
A single Whimbrel was the only record of note.
Breeding Birds
Stonechats are now feeding first broods.