Black Guillemot new for year

13th May 2011 – overcast/showers WSW3/4
Morning observations (0900-1000) were led by a single Black Guillemot, also seen were 60 Guillemot, 40 Gannet, 35 Kittiwake, 18 Common Scoter, 5 Red-throated Diver, 2 Razorbill, 2 Arctic Tern and single Shag and Little Tern.
Grounded Migrants
A solitary Whitethroat was the only evidence of newly grounded birds.
Diurnal Migration
A small movement of Swallow was again evident and included 2 Sand Martin and a House Martin.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 2 Pink-footed Geese continue to linger and waders again included small numbers of Whimbrel.
Following the record breaking start to the year it has been very slow going in May with very few birds caught, however; a Blackbird ringed today was the 500th bird ringed by the observatory this year – the earliest date this landmark has been achieved.
The Brimstone Moth was new for the year.