Pink-footed Geese continue to head north

19th April 2022 – bright and sunny/calm then W2
Early morning observations over the sea (0545-0645) produced 100 Common Scoter, 18 Sandwich Tern, 14 Red-throated Diver, 11 Gannet, 2 Guillemot and a Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 10 Wheatear, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 White Wagtail and 2 Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 1645 Pink-footed Geese flew north in the first hour after dawn.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 132 light-bellied birds and waders included: 4120 Knot, 905 Redshank, 422 Turnstone, 170 Golden Plover, 25 Whimbrel and a Greenshank.
The Hooded Crow is still present.
Butterflies and Moths
Small Copper, Green-veined White and Red Admiral were newly emerged in the spring sunshine.