First Manx Shearwater reappear offshore

6th April 2022 – overcast WSW4/5/6
Morning observations (0730-0930) revealed 160 Gannet, 153 Common Scoter, 83 Kittiwake, 14 Red-throated Diver, 14 Razorbill, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Manx Shearwater, 5 Sandwich Tern, 4 Fulmar, 2 Scaup and single Arctic Skua and Goldeneye.
Breeding Birds
Two Coal Tit were nest building – an unusual event on the island.
Local News
The Cetti’s Warbler was again singing from the scrub beneath the electricity pylon along the northern shore of Ormsgill Reservoir.