Cuckoo added to year list

10th July 2022 – bright and sunny NW1/2
Early morning observations over the sea revealed just 55 Common Scoter, 45 Sandwich Tern, 8 Little Tern, 7 Gannet and 2 Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
A juvenile Cuckoo was the first of the year, also seen were 4 Willow Warbler and a Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
Three Swift and the first Grey Wagtail of the autumn were logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 4 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit were amongst 260 Redshank.
Breeding Birds
Post-breeding flocks are already beginning to form with 210 Linnet and 100 Sand Martin logged.
The Hooded Crow put in another appearance.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap held 227 moths of 54 species with a Hummingbird Hawkmoth the highlight and Small Fan-footed Wave and Triple-spotted Clay new for the year.
Two Harbour Porpoise were offshore.