Seabirds continue to dominate

23rd May 2022 – overcast WSW3
Early morning observations over the sea (0600-0900) produced 900 Manx Shearwater, 440 Guillemot, 250 Sandwich Tern, 175 Gannet, 91 Common Scoter, 74 Kittiwake, 63 Razorbill, 6 Puffin, 3 Shag, 3 Fulmar, 3 Red-throated Diver and single Arctic Tern, Common Tern and Red-breasted Merganser.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 200 Sanderling and 4 Whimbrel.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains.
Breeding Birds
The first 2 Swift have finally arrived at breeding sites on the centre of the island.