Bonxies, Velvet Scoter and Goosander

31st May 2022 – sun and showers/calm then NW2/3
Rain interrupted early morning observations on the rising tide (0600-0830) were led by 2 Great Skua and single Velvet Scoter and Goosander. Also seen were 505 Sandwich Tern, 87 Manx Shearwater, 82 Common Scoter, 38 Gannet, 17 Kittiwake, 4 Little Tern, 4 Guillemot, 2 Common Tern and single Arctic Tern and Red-throated Diver
Grounded Migrants
A Wheatear was logged.
Diurnal Migration
A few Swallows continue to trickle through.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains along with 4 hybrid young and a Peregrine was the best of the rest.
Breeding Birds
The first Shelducklings and Eiderlings have now emerged.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap held 106 moths of 26 species including Poplar Hawkmoth, Small Elephant Hawkmoth and the nationally scarce White Colon. Both Swan-feathered Dwarf and Bramble-shoot Moth were new for the year.