First Whimbrel and House Martins

12th April 2022 – overcast/rain soon NE2/3
Early morning observations (0700-0800) yielded 370 Common Scoter, 34 Sandwich Tern, 12 Gannet, 4 Guillemot and 3 Red-breasted Merganser.
Grounded Migrants
Slightly better than of late with 6 Wheatear and 3 Willow Warbler logged.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 265 Meadow Pipit flew through, amongst which, were 8 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin and 2 Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 625 Golden Plover, 500 Knot and single Whimbrel and Purple Sandpiper.
The long-staying Hooded Crow was joined by a second individual.
Ringing Recoveries
A colour-ringed Knot had previously been marked at Nigg, Highland, Scotland on 11th February 2021.