First Swift of the year

3rd May 2014 – overcast/cool SE3/2/1
The sea provided 146 Common Scoter, 105 Sandwich Tern, 11 Gannet, 7 Guillemot, 7 Little Tern, 5 dark-bellied Brent Goose and a Red-throated Diver.
Diurnal Migration
The first Swift of the year flew through amongst a trickle of House Martin and Swallow and a skein of 13 Pink-footed Geese were recorded.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to a handful of Wheatear and Willow Warbler.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 2000 Dunlin, 150 Sanderling, 40 Whimbrel and 20 Grey Plover.
A late Merlin was logged.