First Little Terns finally appear offshore

29th April 2022 – bright and sunny V1/2
Early morning sightings over the sea (0630-0830) included the first 2 Little Tern of the year along with 100 Sandwich Tern, 40 Common Scoter, 18 Kittiwake, 11 Arctic Tern, 11 Guillemot, 8 Puffin, 8 Red-throated Diver, 4 Manx Shearwater and single Arctic Skua, Shag and Fulmar.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 16 Wheatear, 11 Willow Warbler and a Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
Three House Martin were amongst 50 Swallow – the best hirundine movement so far this spring.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 1400 Dunlin, 106 Whimbrel, 5 Golden Plover and a Snipe.
The Hooded Crow continues in residence and a Peregrine was the best of the rest.
Butterflies and Moths
A Rustic Shoulder-knot was new for the year.