Scoters, shearwaters and skuas

24th July 2022 – overcast then sunny spells SW4/5
A check of the sea (0700-0800) produced 785 Common Scoter, 520 Manx Shearwater, 63 Sandwich Tern, 72 Gannet, 44 Razorbill, 7 Little Tern, 3 Arctic Skua, 3 Guillemot, 2 Gadwall and single Kittiwake and Red-breasted Merganser.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded migrants were limited to a single Robin, Blackcap and Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 15 Swift flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 6 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and a Whimbrel.
The Hooded Crow put in another appearance.
Butterflies and Moths
The overnight wind and rain reduced the moth catch with just 213 of 43 species recorded, however, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing and Fan-foot were new for the year.