Yellow Wagtail added to year list

20th April 2022 – hazy sun NE1/2
Early morning observations over the sea (0615-0715) produced 80 Common Scoter, 47 Sandwich Tern, 13 Gannet, 9 Red-throated Diver, 9 Guillemot and 3 Kittiwake.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 1190 Pink-footed Geese flew north in the first hour after dawn, thereafter the skies were quiet excepting for the first Yellow Wagtail amongst a trickle of Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 12 Whimbrel.
The Hooded Crow is still present.
Breeding Birds
The first Mallard ducklings have now emerged and warblers are beginning to be more prominent with Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and Blackcap now widely, though thinly, distributed across the island.