Arctic Terns and Puffins

18th April 2022 – overcast then sunny spells WSW2/3
Early morning observations over the sea (0645-0845) were highlighted by 3 Puffin and 2 Arctic Tern along with a strong passage of Common Scoter which produced 1650 birds. Additional sightings included: 68 Sandwich Tern, 50 Gannet, 40 Red-throated Diver, 12 Guillemot, 10 Kittiwake, 9 Manx Shearwater, 7 Razorbill and 6 Red-breasted Merganser.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to single Blackcap and Wheatear.
Diurnal Migration
Limited to a trickle of Swallow.
The Hooded Crow is still present.
Butterflies and Moths
Still quiet in the moth trap although Flame Shoulder and White-triangle Slender were new for the year.