The sea continues to provide the main activity

9th May 2022 – overcast SSE3/4, rain later
Observations over the sea (0630-0730) again provided variety rather than quantity with 180 Sandwich Tern, 72 Guillemot, 70 Common Scoter, 51 Manx Shearwater, 42 Gannet, 8 Red-throated Diver, 2 Arctic Tern and a Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
Two Wheatear and a Chiffchaff provided the sole evidence of newly grounded birds.
Diurnal Migration
A Lesser Redpoll flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 5 Whimbrel.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains.
Breeding Birds
The first Starling broods have already emerged.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap attracted Chinese Character, Ruby Tiger, Treble Lines, Pebble Prominent and Lime-speck Pug, all new for the year while a Feathered Leaf-cutter appears to be the first island record.