Summering Velvet Scoter

16th May 2010 - sunny spells WNW3/4
Morning observations produced just small numbers of Red-throated Diver, Guillemot, Gannet, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, Arctic Tern and Little Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Presumed leftovers from yesterday involved 5 Wheatear and a Lesser Whitethroat.
Diurnal Migration
A Swift was amongst a trickle of Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
The summering Velvet Scoter - presumed to be the returning bird from 2009 - was again located roosting amongst the Eiders at high tide.
Breeding Birds
The first few Eiderlings are now beginning to appear.
Common Blue are now on the wing.
Record shot of the female Velvet Scoter.