First Common Terns appear

20th May 2022 – sunny spells WSW3
Early morning observations over the sea (0600-0800) were led by the first 2 Common Tern of the year. Also seen were 195 Manx Shearwater, 190 Guillemot, 150 Sandwich Tern, 60 Gannet, 35 Common Scoter, 28 Kittiwake, 21 Razorbill, 2 Red-throated Diver and a Puffin.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 2 Wheatear.
Diurnal Migration
Small numbers of Swallow are still moving through, amongst which was a single House Martin and Yellow Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 250 Sanderling.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap attracted 87 moths of 21 species with London Dowd, Large Yellow Underwing, Dusky Brocade and the nationally scarce Shore Wainscot new for the year.