First Garden Warbler arrives

12th May 2012 – sunny spells NW3
Observations (0830-0930 and 1900-2000) provided 32 Guillemot, 41 Gannet, 17 Razorbill, 20 Common Scoter, 4 Kittiwake and 14 Sandwich Tern, 4 Arctic Tern and a Common Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Another late morning influx of Wheatear was apparent with 67 birds logged, also seen were 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap and single Chiffchaff, Redstart and Garden Warbler the latter the first of the year.
Diurnal Migration
Six Sand Martin and 3 House Martin were amongst a steady trickle of Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
50 Whimbrel, 170 Turnstone, 6 Golden Plover and a Black-tailed Godwit were the pick of the waders.