First Sand Martins finally arrive

11th April 2022 – overcast ESE3/4
Early morning observations (0700-0800) yielded 214 Common Scoter, 185 Sandwich Tern, 14 Red-throated Diver, 9 Gannet, 7 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Razorbill, 3 Kittiwake, 2 Shoveler.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to a single Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
Pink-footed Geese were again on the move with 300 birds logged, additional sightings involved 155 Meadow Pipit, 3 Sand Martin and a Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
A drake Pintail continues to linger and waders included 8 Black-tailed Godwit.
The Hooded Crow continues its residency.
Ringing Recoveries
A colour-ringed Turnstone had previously been marked at Llanrhystud, Aberystwyth, Wales on 4th November 2021 (208km SSW).
Butterflies and Moths
Powdered Quaker was new for the year.