Seabirds and waders

16th July 2011 – early rain then sunny spells SW3/4
Observations off the maritime shore on the falling tide (1430-1615) produced 295 Manx Shearwater, 153 Sandwich Tern, 95 Gannet, 5 Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake and 2 Arctic Tern. In addition, 66 Sandwich Tern, 2 Little Tern, 2 Arctic Tern and single Common Tern were along the eastern shore at high tide.
Grounded Migrants
A single Willow Warbler was the only evidence of grounded birds.
Diurnal Migration
A group of 5 Swift flew through as the rain cleared.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 130 Knot, 45 Grey Plover, 12 Sanderling and 7 Whimbrel.
Sandwich Tern roost.