Hooded Crow and Velvet Scoters

12th May 2019 – bright and sunny/NE1, WNW3/4 later
Early morning observations (0620-0720) provided variety rather than quantity with 100 Guillemot, 82 Common Scoter, 19 Sandwich Tern, 17 Kittiwake, 15 Red-breasted Merganser, 14 Manx Shearwater, 13 Gannet, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Little Tern, 2 Puffin and single Arctic Skua and Fulmar. A second check on the evening tide revealed a huge flock of 12000 Common Scoter in the mouth of Morecambe Bay, amongst which were at least 12 Velvet Scoter.
Grounded Migrants
Single Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, White Wagtail and Yellow Wagtail were amongst 20 Wheatear and 10 Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
Swallow continue to trickle through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Just 21 Whimbrel were logged.
The Hooded Crow put in another appearance.
Butterflies and Moth
Migrants involved single Red Admiral, Silver Y and Dark Swordgrass.