Hooded Crow still in residence

9th April 2011 – bright and sunny NE3 then S2
Excepting for 120 Sandwich Tern and a Shag sightings were limited to a few Red-throated Diver, Common Scoter, Guillemot and Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
The Hooded Crow continues to linger and small numbers of recently grounded birds were again in evidence with 19 Willow Warbler, 14 Wheatear, 4 Blackcap, 3 White Wagtail, 3 Lesser Redpoll and single Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Coal Tit logged.
Diurnal Migration
Small numbers of Meadow Pipit, Swallow, Sand Martin and alba Wagtail were again moving through and 2 Raven were recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
The flock of 20 Barnacle Geese remain and waders included Black-tailed Godwit and Greenshank.
A Blossom Underwing was attracted to the moth traps – the first island record