Bonxie and Redstart

17th July 2016 – sunny spells SW3
Observations over the sea (0730-0830) were led by a single Great Skua amongst 101 Manx Shearwater, 75 Common Scoter, 30 Sandwich Tern, 15 Gannet, 6 Little Tern, 6 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill and an Arctic Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Singles of Redstart, Wheatear and Willow Warbler provided further evidence that the early stages of autumn migration are underway.
Diurnal Migration
Several Swift were overhead.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 2 Whimbrel.
Small Fan-footed Wave, Wormwood Pug and Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing were new for the year.