Roseate Tern

11th May 2022 – overcast SW3
Another morning when extended observations over the sea (0615-1015) were in the order of the day. The highlight was a Roseate Tern heading slowly into the bay at 0730hrs. In addition, the sea remained busy in both quantity and variety with 675 Manx Shearwater, 610 Guillemot, 530 Kittiwake, 245 Gannet, 71 Razorbill. 71 Sandwich Tern, 61 Common Scoter, 9 Arctic Tern, 8 Red-throated Diver, 5 Puffin, 3 Little Tern, 3 Great Skua, 2 Fulmar and single Great Crested Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser.
Grounded Migrants
Two Wheatear provided the sole evidence of newly grounded birds.
Diurnal Migration
The trickle of Swallow continues.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 30 Knot and 2 Whimbrel.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains.