Another quiet day

29th May 2022 – bright and sunny N2 then WNW2/3
Early morning observations on the rising tide (0630-0930) were again quieter than of late but still revealed 330 Common Scoter, 215 Sandwich Tern, 5 Gannet and single Arctic Tern, Shag, Puffin and Red-breasted Merganser.
Grounded Migrants
A Spotted Flycatcher showed that spring migration is not yet complete.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 250 Sanderling, 34 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30 Grey Plover and a Whimbrel while the first Curlew have already begun to return with 60 birds logged.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap held 114 moths of 24 species with Thistle Ermine, Pebble Prominent, Common Marbled Carpet and Ingrailed Clay all new for the year.