Seabirds continue to provide main interest

17th May 2022 – sunny spells SE3
Early morning observations over the sea (0630-0830) continued to provide interest with 275 Guillemot, 210 Sandwich Tern, 135 Gannet, 34 Razorbill, 30 Common Scoter, 16 Kittiwake, 12 Manx Shearwater, 4 Little Tern, 4 Puffin, 3 Shag, 3 Arctic Tern, 2 Tufted Duck and a Red-breasted Merganser.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to single Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher and Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
Small numbers of Swallow continue to move through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The first few Teal have already begun to return and waders included 1100 Oystercatcher, 600 Dunlin, 200 Sanderling, 150 Turnstone and 7 Whimbrel.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains.
Breeding Birds
A family party of Raven was logged.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap attracted 95 moths of 23 species with Diamond-backed Moth, Lychnis, Common Swift, Clouded-bordered Brindle and White Ermine all new for the year.