Further new arrivals

8th April 2011 – bright and sunny WNW2/3
Morning observations over a relatively tranquil sea provided 20 Red-throated Diver amongst small numbers of Gannet, Common Scoter, Sandwich Tern, Guillemot and Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
Another smattering of new arrivals involved 17 Willow Warbler – including the first female of the year - and single Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Fieldfare.
Diurnal Migration
A trickle of Swallow, Sand Martin, Meadow Pipit and alba Wagtail was again evident and 2 Raven drifted over.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Pink-footed Goose flock again held 10 birds
Early Thorn was new for the year.