Hooded Crow

18th May 2012 – overcast, light rain ENE2/3
The sea provided small numbers of Gannet, Sandwich Tern and Arctic Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Just 5 Wheatear and single Spotted Flycatcher and Willow Warbler were logged.
Diurnal Migration
Two Swift were amongst small numbers of Swallow.
The Hooded Crow showed too much interest in a brood of recently hatched Mallard ducklings for the liking of the attentive female which soon saw it off!. Several pairs of Barn Owl are now feeding young
A Silver Y was predictably the first migrant of the year.