Golden Oriole remains in residence

12th May 2011 – overcast then sunny spells WSW4/5/6
Although proving very elusive, the Golden Oriole remains in residence.
Morning observations (0815-1015) produced 100 Guillemot, 52 Kittiwake, 46 Common Scoter, 42 Gannet, 28 Manx Shearwater, 16 Razorbill, 12 Sandwich Tern, 8 Red-throated Diver, 3 Arctic Tern and single Arctic Skua and Fulmar.
Grounded Migrants
Single Willow Warbler, Wheatear and Lesser Redpoll were the only evidence of newly grounded birds.
Diurnal Migration
A small movement of Swallow was again evident.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included small numbers of Whimbrel.