Whimbrel increase

28th April 2013 – overcast drizzle at times SW4
Observations in between the drizzle (0915-0945 & 1320-1350) produced totals of 75 Manx Shearwater, 20 Gannet, 19 Razorbill, 18 Sandwich Tern, 14 Kittiwake, 7 Guillemot, 6 Red-throated Diver and a Little Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Numbers were much reduced today as many of the birds from the last few days moved on overnight. Totals involved 17 Wheatear, 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap and 3 Goldcrest.
Wildfowl and Waders
A total of 61 Whimbrel were logged along with 27 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit and a Greenshank.
A Weasel was seen.