Hooded Crow doubles up

14th May 2022 – hazy sun/calm
Observers were met with calm seas early morning and observations (0630-0830) revealed 103 Manx Shearwater, 85 Sandwich Tern, 53 Gannet, 43 Common Scoter, 32 Guillemot, 23 Kittiwake, 11 Razorbill, 3 Puffin, 2 Arctic Tern and a Red-throated Diver.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders were scarce but included 56 Sanderling and 23 Turnstone.
The long-staying Hooded Crow was again joined by a second individual and a walk around the less often visited north end of the island revealed a total of 79 species including eight species of warbler.
Breeding Birds
The first Ringed Plover chicks were seen and Coal Tit are now feeding young.
Butterflies and Moths
A total of 13 species of butterfly was logged in the afternoon sunshine including Dingy Skipper, Small Heath and Wall Brown – all new for the year.