Manxie Day

18th July 2012 – overcast WSW3/4
Observations (0830-0930) produced 150 Manx Shearwater, 90 Gannet, 76 Common Scoter, 15 Sandwich Tern, 7 Kittiwake, 6 Fulmar, 5 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill and an Arctic Skua.
Grounded Migrants
Recent sightings include a juvenile Redstart and Blackcap and a handful of Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
A group of 3 Swift flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders include 25 Dunlin, 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel and 4 Black-tailed Godwit.
A late brood of 3 Lapwing were seen.
Swallow-tailed Moth, White-line Dart, Double Square-spot, Triple Spotted Clay, Common Emerald, Grass Emerald, Gold Spot, Drinker, Antler, Southern Wainscot and Smoky Wainscot have all now emerged.