Common Scoters continue to move through

16th June 2022 – sunny spells V1/2
Early morning observations (0600-0800) were dominated by a movement of Common Scoter which produced 1200 birds. Also seen were 210 Sandwich Tern, 17 Manx Shearwater, 13 Gannet, 4 Little Tern, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Kittiwake and an Arctic Skua (dark morph).
A walk around the north end of the island revealed 68 species including seven species of warbler whilst breeding was confirmed for Mallard, Tufted Duck, Eider, Moorhen, Little Grebe, Ringed Plover, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Sparrowhawk, Barn Owl, Sand Martin, Stonechat, Dunnock, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Skylark and Reed Bunting. The Hooded Crow is still in residence.
The first Emperor Dragonfly are now on the wing.
Butterflies and Moths
Small Skipper, Large Skipper and Meadow Brown were new for the year.