First Whimbrel arrive

17th April 2014 – sunny spells SE3/2/1
Offshore observations (1230-1330) produced 101 Guillemot, 50 Sandwich Tern 29 Common Scoter, 11 Manx Shearwater, 11 Razorbill, 8 Kittiwake, 4 Gannet and 2 Red-throated Diver.
Diurnal Migration
A few Lesser Redpoll flew through.
Grounded Migrants
A smattering of birds included 3 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 White Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock decreased to 14 pale-bellied birds and waders included 28 Bar-tailed Godwit and the first 4 Whimbrel of the year.
A Merlin was the best of the rest.