Puffins and Black Guillemot

15th May 2022 – overcast then sunny spells E2/3/4
Early morning observations over the sea (0630-0830) produced 245 Common Scoter, 170 Sandwich Tern, 50 Guillemot, 43 Gannet, 30 Manx Shearwater, 9 Puffin, 9 Razorbill, 7 Arctic Tern, 4 Kittiwake, 3 Little Tern, 2 Red-throated Diver and a Black Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 2 Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and single Spotted Flycatcher and Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
Swallow continue to move through with 50 birds logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 25 Whimbrel.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains.
Breeding Birds
The number of territorial Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat has increased in the last few days.